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Question from Justin, a student:

the amount of money that Mika has if she has some quarters

how fast Rya runs if she runs 5 mi/h slower than Danae

please help,

thanks, justin

Hi Justin,

I'm going to assume that these are serious questions <grin>

In which case, the answer sought is not a number but a formula for one quantity in terms of another.

So, eg, "how tall John is if he is 30cm taller than Eric" would be represented by a formula like

J = E + 30cm

Where J is Jonn's height in centimeters and E is Eric's height in centimeters.

Good Hunting!

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