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How long does it take to donate to Locks of Love? Organizations like Locks of Love use donated hair to create wigs for children who need them. Donating hair is a generous act, but it also takes a long time to grow an entire wig’s worth of hair.

Students write and solve linear equations to determine how long it would take to donate a wig’s worth of hair and discuss ways they can support peers with conditions like Leukemia and alopecia.

- It takes ~100 inches of hair for Locks of Love to make a single wig. It would take an individual more than 16-20 years to donate a complete wig. If a classroom full of students worked together, they could donate a full wig in a fraction of the time!
- Groups of people can often make an impact more quickly by working together.

- Write and solve one-variable equations to solve real-world problems