**The biggest omlette in the world was made of a million eggs. It took one hundred hens a year to lay enough eggs to make the biggest omlette and a chainsaw to crack them all open. The frying pan used to make the biggest omlette in the world was the size of a roundabout. The chef, who was used to cooking for large numbers, hired one hundred people to help cook it. In fact, they used a bulldozer to whisk it and that alone took three days. The biggest omlette in the world swam in a puddle of oil in the frying pan. The biggest omlette in the world took three days to cook on a fire made out of half a forest and bubbled so much that it woke everyone up. The biggest omlette in the world took three days to cook on a fire made out of half a forest and bubbled so much that it woke everyone up. The biggest omlette in the world was so big that it took one hundred people using pitchforks to cut it up into tiny little pieces. The chomping took another month. The biggest omlette in the world was so big that it spilled over the edges of the frying pan and left an eggy puddle on the kitchen floor. The biggest omlette in the world spread towards the door … and like a river stream, rolled into the garden. Before long, all the flowers growing in the garden were like fried eggs, especially the daisies. The cat had a great time, licking up all the tasty egg and there were egg and cress sandwiches for a month (which also used up five loaves of bread and two whole packets of butter). Later, there was an acute egg shortage when the eggs were bought at the supermarket to make the biggest omlette in the world.**

**Write the mathematical equation given in the description and answer.**

**Example – The biggest omlette in the world was made of a million eggs. Each omlette took 3 eggs, how many omlettes were there in total ?
Answer 3 000 000 / 3 = 333 333.333**

** It took one hundred hens a year to lay enough eggs to make the biggest omlette and a chainsaw to crack them all open. In 7 years, how many eggs did they lay ?**

** The frying pan used to make the biggest omlette in the world was the size of a roundabout. The radius of the roundabout was 6 m. What was the area ?**

** The chef, who was used to cooking for large numbers, hired one hundred people to help cook it. Each chef cooked 57 other chefs and each chef used 345 eggs. How many eggs were used in total ?**

** The biggest omlette in the world took three days to cook on a fire made out of half a forest and bubbled so much that it woke everyone up. The forest in total contained 242 trees – how many trees were burned in one single day ?**

** The biggest omlette in the world was so big that it took one hundred people using pitchforks to cut it up into tiny little pieces. Each person cut his one omlette into 6 pieces – how many small pieces does that make ?**

** The biggest omlette in the world spread towards the door. It travelled at a rate of 5 cm per minute – over one hour – how far did the omlette go ?**

** … and like a river stream, rolled into the garden. It covered 2 flowers per minute. In 2 hours, how many flowers did the omlette cover ?**

** Before long, all the flowers growing in the garden were like fried eggs, especially the daisies. The cat had a great time – each cat ate 271 omlettes and there were 314 cats – how many omlettes were eaten in total ?**

** Later, there was an acute egg shortage when the eggs were bought at the supermarket to make the biggest omlette in the world. Seven people had taken 1132 eggs each – how many eggs had disappeared from the supermarket shelves ?**

** Each egg was 5 cm long, how much room on the supermarket shelf did the eggs take in total ?**

** If the shelf was 40 000 cm long, how much room was left once all the eggs had been lined up next to one another ?**

**© Jacqueline Richards 2005**

**Answers
100 x 7 = 700; 3.14 x (6 x 6) = 122.4; 100 x 57 x 345 = 196 650; 242 / 2 / 3 = 40.33333; 6 x 100 = 600; 60 x 5 = 300 cm; 60 x 2 x 2 = 240; 314 x 271 = 85 094; 7 x 1132 = 7924; 7924 x 5 = 39 620
40 000 – 39 620 = 380**

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