WORD PROBLEM: a 12 foot-rowboat can hold 4 people...

inmyhood

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a 12 foot-rowboat can hold 4 people who have an average weight of 150 lbs. If Jerry, who weighs 220 lbs, Leigh, who weighs 110 lbs, and Frank, who weighs 240 lbs, are going fishing, is it safe for Phyllis, who weighs 90 lbs to join them?
 

wjm11

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a 12 foot-rowboat can hold 4 people who have an average weight of 150 lbs. If Jerry, who weighs 220 lbs, Leigh, who weighs 110 lbs, and Frank, who weighs 240 lbs, are going fishing, is it safe for Phyllis, who weighs 90 lbs to join them?
Don't make it complicated. Just ask/answer two questions:
How much weight can the boat hold? (hint: 4 people who have an average weight of 150 lbs)
How much do these people weigh all together? (Add their weights.)

That's it.
 
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