Evaluating expressions with variables word problems

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Problem

Calvin and Melvin are two of Santa's elves. The number of toys they build is given by 11, c, plus, 8, m where c is the number of candy canes Calvin eats for breakfast and m is the number of candy canes Melvin eats for breakfast.
How many toys do they build when Calvin eats 5 candy canes and Melvin eats 3 candy canes for breakfast?
  • Your answer should be
  • an integer, like 6
  • an exact decimal, like 0, point, 75
  • a simplified proper fraction, like 3, slash, 5
  • a simplified improper fraction, like 7, slash, 4
  • a mixed number, like 1, space, 3, slash, 4
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