"Mom!", the boys said the other night when we were out for dinner, "We're starving!! Please, get us more than one order each. So I told them we'd start with three orders to share between the two of them, and see if they were still hungry afterwards.
Ms. K -- who also likes Chicken Tikka -- took one kebab off Simon's plate for herself.
Simon turned to his brother, and said, "Alex, it's not fair now, you have more! You have to give one of your kebabs to Tats (Ms. K) too.
Alex suggested that since he was hungry, instead of giving one of his kebabs to Ms. K, he could just give half a kebab to Simon. But Simon said that wasn't fair, and that Alex would have to give him a whole kebab, since he (Simon) had given up a whole one for Tats.
Who is right? Should Alex give Simon half a kebab or a whole one, to make it fair? (So that each boy has the same amount of kebabs.) Explain your thinking.
Some More Chicken Tikka Problems:
Another time, Ms. K and the boys went to the restaurant alone (without Ms. Teschow), and ordered four orders of Chicken Tikka.
"Let's make sure to split up the orders fairly!" said Ms. K.
How many kebabs does each person get?
How many kebabs did each person end up eating?
The boys' Uncle Rick took Simon and Alex to the restaurant one evening when Ms. Teschow and Ms. K were both working late.
"We're REALLY hungry tonight, Rick!", said Simon. "Can we order enough Chicken Tikka, so that we each can have 10 kebabs?"
Rick, who was also hungry, and who also likes Chicken Tikka, said they could. How many Chicken Tikka orders would they have to get so that all three of them get 10 kebabs each?