1. A nearby restaurant donates 24 square tables to your class. One person can sit at each side. Tables can be used separately or pushed together. For example

Figure of 1 square seats 4 people figure of 2 sq pushed together

Seats 6 people

Your class has 16 students.

What is the least number of tables needed so that everyone has a seat? Draw a picture.

Can you seat all 16 students using 6 tables, with no seats left over? Draw a picture.

Can you seat all 16 students using 7 tables, with no seats left over? Draw a picture.

Can you seat all 16 students using 8 tables, with no seats left over? Draw a picture.

2. A small café has 6 square tables. Each table seats 4 people. What are the different ways the café owner can arrange the tables and how many people can sit at each arrangement?