# Problem Solving Strategies Question

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Julia hangs 12 candy canes on the tree. Clare hangs 8 snowmen on the tree. Alex hangs 9 candy canes on the tree. How many candy canes were hung on the tree?

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- Julia hangs 12 candy canes on the tree.
- Clare hangs 8 snowmen on the tree.
- Alex hangs 9 candy canes on the tree.
- How many candy canes were hung on the tree?