Paperclips in a Box
by Jane Peavy
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Act One
Act Two
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 Teacher noteThe boxes with 1,000 paperclips is the same length as the box with the loose paperclips but not as high. It takes 2 of them to cover the top of the box with loose paperclips.
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How many boxes of 1,000 paperclips will fit in the larger box?
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How would the amount change if the box was filled with only one type of paperclips?
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How long of a chain would those paperclips make?
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