In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln gave his famous Gettysburg Address. It starts, “Four score and seven years ago-” Four score and seven

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In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln gave his famous Gettysburg Address. It starts, “Four score and seven years ago….” Four score and seven is equal to 87. How many years are in a score? What year was President Lincoln referring to?

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    2021-11-23T22:20:34+00:00

    Part 1: The simplest way to solve this I think is to set an equation. 4 score is 4x and 7 is +7. So 4x+7=87. Now simply solve.

    4x+7=87
    -7. -7
    4x=80
    /4. /4
    X=20

    —20 years are in a score—

    Part 2: start at the year he said it, and go back 87 years. 1863-87=1776.

    —he was referring to 1776—

    Hope that helped!!

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