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Fire!!! Fire!!!

Ralph was examining the fire engine Steamer 16 one day, when the fire alarm sounded. In 25 seconds the steamer and chemical wagon were out on the street; in 54 seconds more they had reached the scene of the fire. It took 28 seconds to connect with the hydrant; and 17 seconds later the steamer was throwing water upon the fire. How many minutes and seconds was it from the sounding of the alarm to the time when the water reached the fire?

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Source: William Milne, Progressive Arithmetic, Second Book, NY: American Book Co., 1907