Problem A

Banana Bonanza

Three monkeys found a tree that has \(54\) bananas growing on it. Each monkey eats two bananas a day from the tree, and no other animals eat any of the bananas.

How many bananas will be left on the tree at the end of the first day?

If they start eating from the tree on a Monday, on what day of the week will they eat the last banana?

**Themes: **Algebra, Number Sense