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Groundhog Day

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 1 A groundhog is a true hibernator. When it hibernates, its heart rate can drop from seventy-five beats per minute to five beats per minute. In four hours, how many fewer heartbeats will a hibernating groundhog have than a groundhog not hibernating?
 2 Groundhogs are pretty small animals. Benjamin the groundhog weighs ten pounds seven ounces. Justin the groundhog is younger and only weighs five pounds nine ounces. How much more does Benjamin weigh?
 3 When Phil came out of his burrow in 1971, it was negative fourteen degrees Fahrenheit. If the temperature this year is thirty-five degrees Fahrenheit, how much warmer will it be than it was in 1971?
 4 In Canada the best-known groundhog is white-furred, pink-eyed Wiarton Willie. Willie has been making predictions about the weather since 1956. Our own Phil has been making predictions since 1887. How many years longer has Phil been predicting the weather than Willie?
 5 The groundhog must feed her young so they can grow and be healthy. If she brings forty-five berries back to the burrow to feed her young and they only eat three-fifths of them, how many berries did they eat?
 6 Another February 2nd belief of early American farmers was "Groundhog Day - Half your hay." If the farmer didn't have half of his hay left to feed his cattle on February 2nd, he might run out before spring. If a farmer started the winter with four hundred seventy-two bales of hay, how many bales of hay should he still have on Groundhog Day to be safe (according to the saying)?