? asked in Science & MathematicsMathematics · 9 years ago

Does this word problem make sense?

On Saturday it was 27 degrees below zero. The temperature was 38 degrees on Sunday. How much did the temperature rise? -21+38=?

thankss.

Update:

@Tracy

Well , 38 - (-27) =65 becuase

^^^the two (-) signs turn to a posotive so your adding.

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  • 9 years ago

    Saturday = -27 degrees

    Sunday = 38 degrees

    38 - (-27) = 65

  • 9 years ago

    The answer would be 65 degrees because you are finding out how much it rised from -27 degrees to get to 38 degrees

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    well wouldnt it be 65 degrees ... it went from - 27 to 38 which would just be 27 + 38 = 65

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