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Question from ngozi, a student:

There are 4 children in the Owens family. Jamie 1 1/2 times as all as Kelly and he is 6 inches taller than Olivia. Sammy is 56 inches tall, which is 2 inches taller than Olivia. Find Jamie's height


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The one person whose height you know is Sammy who is 56 inches tall. He is 2 inches taller than Olivia so Olivia is 54 inches tall. How tall is Kelly? How tall is Jamie?


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