Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13417-805-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-805-9

Chapter 1 - Section 1.3 - The Real Numbers - Exercise Set - Page 43: 95

Answer

a) see plot on the number line b) Rhode Island, Georgia, Louisiana, Florida, Hawaii

Work Step by Step

a) The Record Low ($^\circ F$) information is plotted on the number line below. b) On the number line, a number on the right is greater than the numbers on the left. Hence, the order (from coldest to warmest) of the given temperatures ($^\circ F$), $-2,$ $\text{ }$ $-17, $ $\text{ }$ $12,$ $\text{ }$ $-16,$ $\text{ and }$ $-25,$ is \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} -25^\circ F \text{ (Rhode Island),} -17^\circ F \text{ (Georgia),} -16^\circ F \text{ (Louisiana),} -2^\circ F \text{ (Florida), } 12^\circ F \text{ (Hawaii)} .\end{array}
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