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Math Stories - Lesson 7

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 1 Dylan is the best athlete in our school. He plays football, basketball, and baseball and does the pole vault for the track team. He can vault up to five meters and seventy-three centimeters. If he would like to be able to pole vault up to six and twelve hundredths meters, how many more centimeters does he need to pole vault to reach his goal?
 2 The power went out during the storm. While the power was out, the temperature in Danielle's room dropped 0.2 degrees Celsius each hour. The temperate in the room was eighteen degrees Celsius when the power went off. The power came back on five hours later. What was the temperature in the room when the power came back on?
 3 Timothy was helping his father fix the carburetor on their car. His father told him to bring him the one hundred fifty mm socket wrench. Timothy handed his father a four hundred fifty mm socket wrench. How much too big was the wrench Timothy handed to his father?
 4 There are six aluminum cans sitting on the shelf. Each can contains three hundred twenty-one milliliters of soup. Brittany poured all the soup into one bowl. How many liters of soup did she have?
 5 It must be hereditary, Hunter decided. I am going to be tall, maybe even 2.2 meters tall. Since that doesn't sound too tall, he decided to tell people his height in decimeters. That would sound better. What is Hunter's height in decimeters?
 6 Brandon looked at the ten-liter jug of Gruesome Green soda sadly. He had bet his friend that he could drink all of it and now he was sure his stomach would explode if he drank one more milliliter. He had already drunk three thousand, seven hundred milliliters. How much was left in the jug?