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M1.3.2

Breaks complex problems into simpler parts.

Lower Calories, Lower Fat: Making a Healthier Cake Without Loss of Taste

This example calculates the reduction in total calories and calories from fat when applesauce is substituted for oil in a cake recipe.

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Ice Sheets and Sea Level Rise

The ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica contain massive amounts of frozen water (i.e., ice) that, if broken off or melted, for instance from extended global warming or from outward ice flow, would go largely into the oceans. In view of the vast size of the oceans, covering over 70% of the Earth's surface area, many people might at first think that the addition of ice or melted ice from the ice sheets would have little impact on global sea level.

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