# Lesson 6-3 Example 5 6-3 Solve. RAIN Mrs. Padilla carefully watches her rain gauge during gardening season. When she checked the first week, 5 inches of.

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Lesson 6-3 Example 5 6-3 Solve. RAIN Mrs. Padilla carefully watches her rain gauge during gardening season. When she checked the first week, 5 inches of rain had registered. The following week, another 3 inches of rain had fallen. There was no rain the third week and the gauge had dropped 2 inches. How much rain is registered after the third week? Understand Read the problem. Write what you know. The gauge began at 5 inches. Another 3 inches were added the second week. The third week showed a loss of 2 inches.

Lesson 6-3 Example 5 6-3 Plan Pick a strategy. One strategy to use is to make a table.

Lesson 6-3 Example 5 6-3 Solve Follow the changes in the rain amount using the table. +5 + 3 + (–2) = 6

Lesson 6-3 Example 5 6-3 Check You can use counters to check your answer.

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