## A Maths Starter of The Day

Carter and Avery collect sea shells. Carter began a holiday with 589 shells and Avery began with 38 shells.

Each day of the holiday Carter found 32 shells and Avery found 61 shells on the beach. By the end of the holidays they had the same number of shells in total.

How long was the holiday?

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Topics: Starter | Algebra | Problem Solving | Sequences

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• We here at holyrood thought it was cool fun but a few thought that it could be better if it was more challenging as the pupils enjoy this type of puzzle.
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