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**Answer: ** The kid filled a glass of water and held it over his head for 10 minutes.

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**Answer: ** Because there are more of them!

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**Answer: ** the answer is 2 two you take 2.... (you have 2)

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**Answer: ** 20 percent. For example, there are 10 bolts. Since the number of bolts is 25 percent of the number of items, there must be 40 nuts. The total number of items = 10 bolts + 40 nuts = 50. So, 10/50 = 1/5 = 20%.

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