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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

 

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Expert Answer

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

3
5
+
4
3
4
4
6
5
6
8
6+6+6+5
8
23
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3 5 + 4 3 4 4 6 5 6 8 6+6+6+5 8 23

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Step 2

She lost 5/6 pound on the fifth week. 

So, 23/8 - 5...

23 5
8
6
20
69
24 24
49
24
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23 5 8 6 20 69 24 24 49 24

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