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Word Problems

Word Problems

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Example 1

Renata is four inches taller than Imogene. There go Imogene's WNBA dreams. In terms of Imogene's height, how tall is Renata?

Example 2

In the previous problem, why did we pick H to be Imogene's height instead of Renata's height?

Example 3

Jen has one-third the number of books that Brad has. Not Aniston and Pitt. Total coincidence. In terms of the number of books Brad has, how many books does Jen have?

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