Word Problem Wednesday: Gobble Gobble!

By Damaris | Added Nov 23, 2016

Image: "Thanksgiving Turkey" by Ruocaled is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Gobble gobble! It's Word Problem Wednesday AND Thanksgiving Eve, so we're celebrating with a word problem in tribute to the classic Thanksgiving staple. Solve our Turkey Day word problem and check back next week for the answer.

There are 16 ounces to a pound. If one turkey weighs 14 pounds and 15 ounces and another turkey weighs 15 pounds and 2 ounces, what is the difference in their weights?

Wishing you all a very happy Thanksgiving!

Update: We hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving! Here's the solution:

Fourteen pounds and 15 ounces is one ounce less than 15 pounds. Fifteen pounds and 2 ounces is 2 ounces more than 15 pounds. So, the difference is 1 + 2 = 3 ounces!