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Dental floss One package of dental floss is 54 feet long. Brian uses 2 feet of dental floss every day. How many days will one package of dental floss last Brian?

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Mixed Practice

In the following exercises, solve.

Miles per gallon Susana’s hybrid car gets 45 miles per gallon. Her son’s truck gets 17 miles per gallon. What is the difference in miles per gallon between Susana’s car and her son’s truck?

The difference is 28 miles per gallon.

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Distance Mayra lives 53 miles from her mother’s house and 71 miles from her mother-in-law’s house. How much farther is Mayra from her mother-in-law’s house than from her mother’s house?

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Field trip The 45 students in a Geology class will go on a field trip, using the college’s vans. Each van can hold 9 students. How many vans will they need for the field trip?

They will need 5 vans for the field trip

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Potting soil Aki bought a 128 ounce bag of potting soil. How many 4 ounce pots can he fill from the bag?

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Hiking Bill hiked 8 miles on the first day of his backpacking trip, 14 miles the second day, 11 miles the third day, and 17 miles the fourth day. What is the total number of miles Bill hiked?

Bill hiked 50 miles

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Reading Last night Emily read 6 pages in her Business textbook, 26 pages in her History text, 15 pages in her Psychology text, and 9 pages in her math text. What is the total number of pages Emily read?

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Patients LaVonne treats 12 patients each day in her dental office. Last week she worked 4 days. How many patients did she treat last week?

LaVonne treated 48 patients last week.

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Scouts There are 14 boys in Dave’s scout troop. At summer camp, each boy earned 5 merit badges. What was the total number of merit badges earned by Dave’s scout troop at summer camp?

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Writing exercises

Explain how you use the multiplication facts to help with division.

Answers may vary. Using multiplication facts can help you check your answers once you’ve finished division.

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Oswaldo divided 300 by 8 and said his answer was 37 with a remainder of 4 . How can you check to make sure he is correct?

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Everyday math

Contact lenses Jenna puts in a new pair of contact lenses every 14 days. How many pairs of contact lenses does she need for 365 days?

Jenna uses 26 pairs of contact lenses, but there is 1 day left over, so she needs 27 pairs for 365 days.

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Cat food One bag of cat food feeds Lara’s cat for 25 days. How many bags of cat food does Lara need for 365 days?

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Self check

After completing the exercises, use this checklist to evaluate your mastery of the objectives of this section.

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Overall, after looking at the checklist, do you think you are well-prepared for the next Chapter? Why or why not?

Chapter review exercises

Introduction to Whole Numbers

Identify Counting Numbers and Whole Numbers

In the following exercises, determine which of the following are (a) counting numbers (b) whole numbers.

0 , 2 , 99

  1. 2, 99
  2. 0, 2, 99

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0 , 4 , 90

  1. 4, 90
  2. 0, 4, 90
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Model Whole Numbers

In the following exercises, model each number using base-10 blocks and then show its value using place value notation.

Identify the Place Value of a Digit

In the following exercises, find the place value of the given digits.

Practice Key Terms 3

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Source:  OpenStax, Prealgebra. OpenStax CNX. Jul 15, 2016 Download for free at http://legacy.cnx.org/content/col11756/1.9
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