


Number
and Math Play
Coffee
Break 


In your mind, follow these instructions:
 Beginning with a full cup of coffee, drink
onesixth of it.
 Pour into the cup the same amount of milk
as you have just drunk of the coffee.
 Now drink onethird of the mixture.
 Pour into the cup the same amount of milk
as you have just drunk of the mixture.
 Now drink onehalf of the mixture in the cup.
 Pour into the cup the same amount of milk
as you have just drunk of the mixture.
 Drink the whole cup of liquid.
 Have you had more milk or more coffee? How
much of each have you had?



You have had the same amount of milk as you have
had coffee. The cup originally held a cup of coffee
(onesixth plus onethird plus onehalf), and you
have poured in the same amount of milk. STRATEGY:
Draw a picture



