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Question 1.The world record for the men's long jump is 29 3/8 feet. The women's record for the same event is 24 33/48 feet. How many feet longer is the men's record?

Question 2. Each lap of the Indianapolis 500, a 500-mile car race, constitutes 1/200 of the race. How many miles are in a lap?

Question 3. In a survey of favorite team sports, 1/8 said baseball, 1/3 said football, 1/2 said basketball, and the rest said hockey. What fraction said hockey?

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(1) The men's long jump is longer than the women's by 29 3/8 - 24 33/48 =

235/8 - 1185/48 = [235(6) - 1185]/48 = 225/48 = 4.6875 feet.

(2) Let the number of laps be N. ...

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