PSY, Britney Spears and Ellen are hosting a party together. There are 26 people from PSY's group, 12 from Britney's group and 15 from Ellen's group.
How many people in total are attending the party?
They are renting buses to take their friends (another reason is they want to start the party early on the buses). If each bus only holds 8 people, how many buses are needed?
Keep in mind you can't rent a fraction of a bus.
How many empty seats are there on the last bus?
Aligned with Common Core:
4.NBT.3 - Multistep word problems involving division where the remainder must be interpreted
When you try to divide the number of people by 8, you will get a remainder. Since buses must be rented one at a time, round up the quotient to the nearest integer.