Question

Asked Nov 9, 2019

Theresa needs to gain

5

pounds in order to be able to donate blood. She gained

3

4

34

pound the first week,

3

4

34

pound each of the next two weeks,

5

8

58

pound the fourth week, and lost

5

6

56

pound the fifth week. How many more pounds does she still have to gain?

Answer pounds

Step 1

On the first week she gained 3/4 pounds. 3/4 pounds each of the next two weeks and 5/8 pound the fourth week.

So total weight gain = 3/4 + 3/4 + 3/4 + 5/8 = 23/8

Step 2

She lost 5/6 pound on the fifth week.

So, 23/8 - 5...

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