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Laverne starts counting out loud by ${}5$'s.  She starts with $2$.  As Laverne counts, Shirley sums the numbers Laverne says.  When the sum finally exceeds $20,$ Shirley runs screaming from the room.  What number does Laverne say that sends Shirley screaming and running?

 Dec 9, 2023
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Laverne starts counting out loud by ${}5$'s.  She starts with $2$.  As Laverne counts, Shirley sums the numbers Laverne says.  When the sum finally exceeds $20,$ Shirley runs screaming from the room.  What number does Laverne say that sends Shirley screaming and running?  

 

Laverne's         Shirley's  

Counting            Sums  

 

        2                    2  

        7                    9  

      12                  21      I don't get it.  The running and screaming part, I mean. 

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 Dec 9, 2023

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