Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 1 - Some Basic Concepts of Arithmetic and Algebra - Chapter 1 Review Problem Set: 39

Answer

175 degrees Fahrenheit

Work Step by Step

The record high temperature is 125 degrees. The record low temperature is -50 degrees. Because one number is a negative number and one number is a positive number, to find the difference between the two temperatures you must add the absolute values of the numbers. Absolute value of 125 is 125 Absolute value of -50 is 50. $50+125=175$ 175 is the difference.
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