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Dear Q and Q,
I have a math problem that I want you to solve. here it goes:
A clock chimes 7 times in 7seconds.  how long does it take the clock to chime 10 times?



I would draw a time line, 7 seconds long, and mark the chimes, equally spaced along the line.

The 7 chimes divide the 7 seconds into 6 time intervals of equal length. How long is each of these time intervals? Now chimes 8, 9 and 10.



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