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Herbert was involved in 21 thefts last year and 59 thefts this year. His parrot helped him steal 50 diamonds last year and 9 diamonds this year. He rewarded the parrot with an elastic band and some nuts. The parrot stretched the elastic band which was 12 inches long by another 8 inches. The parrot then ate 20 nuts. There are still 36 nuts left in the cage. It cost $ 9 to feed the parrot last week. This week it cost $ 14 more.

1. In two years, how many diamonds did the parrot steal?
Answer: 59

2. In two years, how many thefts was the thief involved in?
Answer: 80

3. How many dollars did it cost to feed the parrot for two weeks?
Answer: 32

4. With how many nuts did the thief reward the parrot?
Answer: 56

5. How many inches did the parrot stretch the elastic band to?
Answer: 20

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