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?

Svtturtles 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

MathProblemSolver101 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

MathProblemSolver101 May 6, 2021