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Math Stories - Lesson 3
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 1 Courtney decided to record the average temperature for each month. During September the average temperature was twenty-one and eight tenths degrees Celsius. October's average temperature was four and five tenths degrees Celsius colder than September. What was the average temperature in October?
 2 Anthony was thirsty. He drank a glass of ice water and leaned against the door. He and Benjamin were going to the river near their school to look for gold. If he walked to Benjamin's house and then to the river, it would be five thousand, six hundred sixty-six meters. If he walked straight to the river, it would only be four kilometers. How many more meters does Anthony need to walk if he walks to Benjamin's house first instead of walking directly to the river?
 3 Emma wore her new blue sweater to school yesterday. It was four degrees Celsius. If the temperature is six degrees colder today, what is today's temperature?
 4 The naughty boy heard someone on television talking about how good a milk bath was for one's skin. He decided to try it. He went to the refrigerator and got out all the milk. The bathtub holds twenty-seven liters of liquid. If there are three liters of milk in each bottle, how many bottles will he have to use to fill up the bathtub?
 5 A three-liter bottle of Coke costs \$2.37 at the supermarket. What is the cost of the drink per liter?
 6 A bomb exploded three and six tenths kilometers from the city. The explosion could be heard for as far as four and seven tenths kilometers from the center of the explosion. What is the furthest distance from the city that the bomb could be heard?