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Math Stories - Lesson 8

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 1 An evil witch cast a spell on a bat. The bat changed into a spider. It is now only 11 millimeters long! When it was a bat, it was thirty-one centimeters long. How much smaller is it now as a spider than its length as a bat?
 2 A bat was flying for five and four-fifths hours at a constant speed of eleven kilometers per hour. How far did the bat travel?
 3 Deep in a secret laboratory, Professor Umatilla prepared to unwrap the bandages from the mummy. He was nervous, it's true, but he was determined to see the mummy's face. He began. For two hours he unwrapped centimeter after centimeter of white cloth. When he finished, four million, nine hundred thousand centimeters of bandage lay at his feet. And there in the coffin lay the unwrapped mummy. Unfortunately for Professor Umatilla, the mummy had no head! How many meters of bandage had been wrapped around the mummy?
 4 Victoria bought two pumpkins. The larger pumpkin was three kilograms. The smaller pumpkin was only two-thirds the weight of the larger pumpkin. What is the weight of the smaller pumpkin?
 5 The area of a large, rectangular-shaped pumpkin plantation is six thousand, nine hundred seventy square meters. The length of the plantation is four and one tenth kilometers. How many kilometers is the width of the plantation?
 6 The weight of the candy that Dylan collected was six thousand, seven hundred eighty-eight grams more than the weight of the candy that Cody collected. Cody collected two and one hundred thirty-three thousandths kilograms of candy. How much candy did Dylan collect?