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A lion ate 11.4 kilograms of meat one day and 14.6 kilograms of meat the next day.
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How many kilograms of meat did it eat across the two days?
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To find the total amount of meat that the lion ate across the two days, we need to perform an addition: 11.4 plus 14.6.
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We can do this using a column addition method.
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The two numbers that we’re going to be summing are decimals, and we must make sure that we line up the decimal points.
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The decimal point for our answer will be vertically below the two aligned decimal points for the numbers that we’re summing.
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Now, we begin to sum from right to left.
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Four plus six is equal to 10, so we put a zero in the tenths column and carry a one across into the units column.
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Next, we have one plus four plus one.
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This is equal to six.
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In the final column, the tens column, we have one plus one which is equal to two.
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The answer to the addition is 26.0, which can just be written as 26.
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The total amount of meat the lion ate across the two days is 26 kilograms.