# Monkeys for the queen | Summary and Q&A

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Monkeys for the queen

## TL;DR

The queen needs to figure out how many more monkeys she needs to have a total of 18 for her party.

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### Q: How many monkeys does the queen currently have?

The queen currently has 10 monkeys.

### Q: How many more monkeys does the queen need for her party?

The queen needs 8 more monkeys to reach a total of 18 for her party.

### Q: How did the queen figure out the number of monkeys she needed to add?

The queen iteratively added one monkey at a time, counting from 10 until she reached 18.

### Q: What is the pattern observed with the number 18?

The pattern is that 18 is equal to 10 plus 8, where 10 represents the initial number of monkeys and 8 represents the additional monkeys needed.

## Summary & Key Takeaways

• The queen currently has 10 monkeys and wants to have a total of 18 for her party.

• In order to reach 18, the queen needs to add 8 more monkeys.

• The pattern observed is that 18 is equal to 10 plus 8.