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Clay's dinosaur footprint is 3 times longer than Patrick's dinosaur footprint. It takes 18 paperclips to measure Clay's dinosaur footprint. How many fewer paperclips would it take to measure Patrick's dinosaur footprint?

May 6, 2021

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Clay's dinosaur footprint is 3 times longer than Patrick's dinosaur footprint. It takes 18 paperclips to measure Clay's dinosaur footprint. How many fewer paperclips would it take to measure Patrick's dinosaur footprint?

C = Clays Dinosaur

P = Patricks Dinosaur

We have c = 3p (1)

We also have c = 18 (2)

(1) = (2) => 3p = 18

p = 6 (3)

|(2)-(3)| = |18-6|=12 fewer

#1
+781
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Clay's dinosaur footprint is 3 times longer than Patrick's dinosaur footprint. It takes 18 paperclips to measure Clay's dinosaur footprint. How many fewer paperclips would it take to measure Patrick's dinosaur footprint?

C = Clays Dinosaur

P = Patricks Dinosaur

We have c = 3p (1)

We also have c = 18 (2)

(1) = (2) => 3p = 18

p = 6 (3)

|(2)-(3)| = |18-6|=12 fewer