# Peas Galore Puzzle - Solution

### The Puzzle:

At a school fete people were asked to guess how many peas there were in a jar.

No one guessed correctly, but the nearest guesses were 163, 169, 178 and 182.

One of the numbers was one out, one was three out, one was ten out and the other sixteen out.

How many peas were there in the jar?

No one guessed correctly, but the nearest guesses were 163, 169, 178 and 182.

One of the numbers was one out, one was three out, one was ten out and the other sixteen out.

How many peas were there in the jar?

### Our Solution:

The jar contained 179 peas. One way to do this is to draw a number line between 163 and 182 and test each number to see if it works. Otherwise take a few guesses until you get it!

Puzzle Author: Stephen Froggatt

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