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Question:

A crate containing a puppy weighs 60 pounds, 5 ounces. The puppy weighs 43 pounds, 7 ounces. How much does the crate alone weigh?

A 16 pounds, 14 ounces
explanation

16 ounces make a pound. Subtract 43 pounds, 7 ounces (the weight of the puppy) from 59 pounds, 21 ounces (the weight of the crate). 59 pounds, 21 ounces is the same as 60 pounds, 5 ounces, but converting an additional pound to ounces makes the subtraction possible.