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Strategy: Make a table

Instructional Time: 1 hour a day for 2 days

#1
USE OR MAKE A TABLE
It’s a busy day at Rappo’s Batting Cage, where some of the Little League players come to practice their hitting.  Craig and Matt, two good friends, run into each other.  “How come I haven’t seen you here before?”  Craig asks Matt.  “Well, our coach brings us every 7 days,” Matt said.  “How about you?”  Craig told him that their coach brings his team every 4 days.  How many days will it be until the two friends see each other again at the batting cage?

#2
USE OR MAKE A TABLE
Nathan is excited because today he gets to help his older brother, Tom, at the local fast food stop.  Tom is assembling hamburgers, and he tells Nathan to put an onion on every eighth hamburger on the grill, special sauce on every third hamburger, and a slice of cheese on every second hamburger.  Out of 100 hamburgers that Tom and Nathan assembled, how many will have all three items on them?