# 32 miners need to ride the elevator to the bottom of the mine. The elevator can hold 3 miners at a time. How many trips will the elevator need to make?

May 10, 2018

$\implies 11$ trips

#### Explanation:

We have $32$ total miners. The elevator takes $3$ miners at a time.

If we divide our total by the number of miners per trip, that will give us the number of trips:

$\frac{32}{3} = 10 \text{ r } 2$

So the elevator will make $10$ trips, but then there will still be $2$ miners remaining. So even though the elevator will not be full, we need $1$ additional trip to take the remaining $2$ miners.

So the total number of trips needed is $11$.