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Math Stories - Lesson 5

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 1 Sydney's boyfriend gave her a heart-shaped box of candy with 0.79 kilograms of chocolate candy in it. Elizabeth was jealous because her boyfriend only gave her 0.3 kilograms of chocolate candy. How many grams more did Sydney get?
 2 Katherine was given a tiny lamb by her uncle. The lamb was a runt and had to be fed by hand. Every three hours Katherine had to give it two hundred ninety milliliters of formula. How much formula, in liters, will the lamb get in 24 hours?
 3 Robert was trying to figure out how many column millimeters his advertisement would require. He wanted to sell his motorcycle as quickly as possible, so he was including a picture. If the picture was the width of a column and four centimeters long, how many millimeters of text could he add and still keep the advertisement ninety-nine millimeters long?
 4 The concession stand in the theater kept track of its drink sales each week. In the first week of November, the theater sold sixty-nine liters of Purple Haze. In the second week it sold fifty liters of the same drink. Sales were down in the third week because of Thanksgiving. Only thirty-four liters were sold. In the last week, the sale of Purple Haze reached a new record of one hundred eight liters. What was the average weekly amount of Purple Haze sold to the nearest liter in November?
 5 The police went on a wild chase to catch the man speeding through town in a black pickup truck. At times their speeds exceeded one hundred forty-three km per hour. At that rate, how many kilometers would the car go in 35 minutes?
 6 According to the news report, the volcano dumped forty-one million kilograms of lava on the surrounding countryside. The biggest eruption up to this time had left three million, two hundred thousand kilograms of lava in its wake. How much more lava was dumped this time?