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August 23, 2014

Posted by **Tim** on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 5:04pm.

#1 Matt subtracted 1.9 from 20.8 and got 1.8. Explain why this is not reasonable?

#2 Explain why it is easier to find 10 minus 1.9 mentally than with paper and pencil.

#3 On May 27, 2001, a high school student ran a mile in 3 minutes 53.43 seconds. This broke the previous U.S. record of 3 minutes 55.3 seconds set in 1965. The world record in 2001 was 3 minutes 43.13 seconds.

How much faster is:

the 2001 U.S. record than the 1965 U.S. record?

the world record than the 1965 US record?

the world record than the 2001 US record?

Please show step by step. Thanks.

- 5th grade Math -
**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 5:05pmTim -- please attempt to solve these problems yourself.

If you post your answers here, we'll be glad to check them.

- 5th grade Math -
**challie**, Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 5:13pmi was in 5th grade last year and believe me its EASIER than you will think it is!! ;)

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