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# We have 104 pounds of sugar. If we use 74 pounds of sugar, what amount of sugar will be left?

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0.75 lbs
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0.5 lbs
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2.5 lbs
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1.0 lbs
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Solution

## The correct option is A 0.75 lbs The amount of sugar available = 104 lbs. We used 74 lbs of sugar. In the given number line, each segment is divided into 4 parts. So, each part is equivalent to 14 104 can be written as 2 24 We represent 2 24 on the number line. To represent subtraction, we move 74 units to the left. This reaches 34 on the number line. ∴ Amount of sugar left = 34 =0.75 lbs

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