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Question:

A German shepherd and an Alaskan Malamute are both headed toward the same fire hydrant. The German Shepherd is 120 feet away from the hydrant and the Alaskan Malamute is 75 feet away from the hydrant. How much closer to the hydrant is the Alaskan Malamute?

A 45 feet
explanation

Subtract the Malamute’s distance from the German Shepherd’s distance (120 – 75) to determine how much closer the Malamute is to the hydrant.