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Math Stories - Lesson 2

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 1 At five p.m. the temperature was five degrees Celsius, but a blizzard was approaching. When it began snowing at eleven p.m., the temperature had dropped to negative eleven degrees Celsius. How many degrees did the temperature drop from five p.m. to eleven p.m.?
 2 Three weeks ago, Andrew's weight was two hundred eighty-five and two tenths kilograms. He has since lost nineteen and five tenths kilograms. What is his current weight?
 3 It was unusual for Cinnamon to wander so far from home. She was a good dog and usually stayed very near her home. After looking for her for almost three hours, Dylan found her three kilometers from home. How many meters was she from home?
 4 Alexis wanted to build a bookshelf for her room. She needed six boards that are each three meters long and forty-one centimeters wide. What is the area of each board?
 5 Cameron drinks 2 liters of water every day. He said his doctor told him it was good for him. If he continues to drink 2 liters of water each day, how many liters will he drink in seven weeks?
 6 Benjamin really likes tropical fish. As a matter of fact, he likes them so much that he kept five aquariums with almost a hundred fish in his room! His mother said he was going to use up all their water just to fill the tanks. The tanks held eighty-seven liters, forty-four liters, sixty-eight liters, seventy-nine liters, and thirty-four liters of water. How much water do all of the tanks hold in all?