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Komodo dragons are the largest lizards known to man. A 250-pound dragon can eat enough food to increase it body weight by 1/2. Which number sentence could be used to find w, the weight of a komodo dragon after increasing it body weight by 1/2?

If eight people share in eating 3/4 of a quart of ice cream, how much will each person eat?

Raheen is walking in a 5 1/2 mile walkathon. When he has completed 3/4 of the walkathon, how many miles has he walked?

Delia completed her math homework in 1 1/2 hours when she first started the school year. Now she does it in 1/2 that time. What would describe how long it takes delia to do her math homework?

A photograph filled 2/3 of a magazine page. It contained a box of text that took 1/6 of the photograph space. What fraction of the whole page was the box of text?

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Komodo dragons are the largest lizards known to man. A 250-pound dragon can eat enough food to increase it body weight by 1/2. Which number sentence could be used to find w, the weight of a k0modo dragon after increasing it body weight by 1/2?
Answer:
W = (3/2) 250
3/2 is because of original weight =w and increased by ½ times
i.e 1 + ½ = (2+1)/2 3/2 times of its original weight.

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If eight people share in eating 3/4 of a quart of ice ...

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