Erik used 16 centimeters of tape to wrap 2 presents. Then, he used an additional 24 centimeters of tape to wrap another 3 presents

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?

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  1. Answer:
    Erik uses 8 centimeters of tape to wrap each present.
    Step-by-step explanation:
    16 centimeters can wrap 2 presents.
    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
    In order to find how much tape wraps one present, divide both the top and bottom by the denominator (5)
    40/5 = 8 centimeters
    5/5 = 1 present

    Erik uses 8 centimeters of tape to wrap each present.

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