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 1 On April 12, 1934, the wind speed on top of Mount Washington was recorded at 231 miles per hour. When Hurricane Gloria struck on September 28, 1985, the highest recorded wind speed was 72 miles per hour. How much faster was the wind on top of Mount Washington, than the winds from Hurricane Gloria?
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 3 Ali's family has a large garden with many different fruit trees. Last year they harvested a lot of fruit: seventeen pounds of peaches, forty pounds of plums, and twenty-six pounds of apples. Ali's mother decided to dry twenty-nine pounds of the total amount of fruit in the sun. She used the rest of the fruit to make jelly. How many pounds of fruit did Ali's mother have to make jelly?
 4 Nicole's pet is a king snake named Mick. Mick is still very young, so he is only twenty inches long. When he is grown, he will be forty-seven inches long. How much longer will he be when he is grown than he is now? Oh, by the way, Mick refused to be dressed up as anything!
 5 In 1998 Queen Olivia celebrated her Golden Jubilee. The Golden Jubilee is celebrated 50 years after one becomes king or queen. In what year did Olivia become queen?
 6 Eighty-five thousand, seven hundred forty-seven people attended a concert at the Verizon Wireless Arena. If the arena holds 102,245 people, how many empty seats were there at the concert?

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