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Algebra Help! PLS!!!?

Q: The lowest temperature ever recorded in Minneapolis was -41°F while the highest temperature on record was 149° greater than that. What was the warmest temperature ever recorded in Minneapolis?

My answer: -41°F + 149° = 108°F

A classmate said greater than means subtract? 

But now she has a handful of people confused, as I am trying to explain less than would mean subtract. Right?

1 Answer

  • fcas80
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Your answer is correct.  Suppose the lowest temperature had been +41 and the highest was 149 greater.  You would still add the 149.  The fact that the original problem is negative does not change that to get 149 greater you must add.

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