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Lots of Lava

On Sunday, a volcano in Kilauea, Hawaii, started erupting after a crater called Puu Oo collapsed. Luckily, no homes were in any danger. You can see updated images from the volcano on the Hawaii Volcano Observatory Web site. Lava spewed high in the air. Just how high? Evaluate the expression to find out how many feet high the lava erupted.

1,925 ÷ 50 x 2 + (198 ÷ 66)

The lava sprewed 80 feet high.

80 feet

Congratulations to Leeann L, our winner of the week!

The caption contest for this photo is closed.