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Videos and solutions to help Grade 2 students learn how to solve two-digit addition and subtraction word problems involving length by using tape diagrams and writing equations to represent the problem.

Common Core Standards: 2.MD.5, 2.MD.6, 2.NBT.2, 2.NBT.4, 2.NBT.5

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New York State Common Core Math Module 7, Grade 2, Lesson 20

Topic E: Problem Solving with Customary and Metric Units

NYS Math Grade 2 Module 7 Lesson 20

Lesson 20 Homework

Solve using tape diagrams. Use a symbol for the unknown.
1. Luann has a piece of ribbon that is 1 yard long. She cuts off 33 inches to tie a gift box. How many inches of ribbon are not used?
3. Chris has a 57-inch piece of string and another piece that is 15 inches longer than the first. What is the total length of both strings?
5. The total length of all three sides of a triangle is 120 feet. Two sides of the triangle are the same length. One of the equal sides measures 50 feet. What is the length of the side that is not equal?

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