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Foundation to Year 2: Eggs in Baskets

There are three baskets, a brown one, a red one and a pink one, holding a total of ten eggs.

The Brown basket has one more egg in it than the Red basket.

The Red basket has three fewer eggs than the Pink basket.

How many eggs are in each basket?

Red basket = n eggs Brown basket = n+1 eggs Pink basket = n+3 eggs Total eggs = 10, so n + (n+1) + (n+3) = 10 3n + 4 = 10 3n = 6 n = 2 So, brown basket - 3eggs red basket - 2 eggs pink basket - 5 eggs