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103.An Exact Number

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  a tourist was visiting new mexico and was amazed at the dinosaur bones lying about.

  "how old are these bones?" the tourist asked an elderly native american, who served as a guide.

  "exactly one hundred million and three years old.

  "how can you be so sure?" inquired the tourist.

  "well," replied the guide, " a geologist came by here and told me these bones were one hundred million years old, and that was exactly three years ago.

notes:

  (1) new mexico 新墨西哥(美国州名)

  (2) be amazed at 对…感到惊诧

  (3) dinosaur n.恐龙(已绝迹的巨大爬行动物)

exercises:

根据短文判断下列句子正(t)、(f):

  ① the tourist was frightened by the dinosaur bones lying about.

  ② the elderly native american served as a guide.

  ③ the guide knew exactly how old the bones were.

  ④ the guide told the tourist the history of the bones.