Erik used 16 centimeters of tape to wrap 2 presents. Then, he used an additional 24 centimeters of tape to wrap another 3 presents. How many centimeters of tape does Erik use to wrap each present?

Erik used 16 centimeters of tape to wrap 2 presents. Then, he used an additional 24 centimeters of tape to wrap another 3 presents. How many centimeters of tape does Erik use to wrap each present?

Answer:Step-by-step explanation:24 centimeters can wrap 3 presents.

Add both amounts of tape together to find the total amount of tape used. Then add the number of presents wrapped together.

16 + 24 = 40 centimeters

2 + 3 = 5 presents

40/5

40/5 = 8 centimeters

5/5 = 1 present

Erik uses 8 centimeters of tape to wrap each present.