Selena2345
A professional cliff diver dives from a ledge 65 feet above the surface of the water.The diver reaches an underwater depth of 15 feet before returning to to the surface.What was the diver's change in elevation from the highest point of the dive to the lowest? There are 3 Questions:Question A:What operation do you use to find a change in elevation ? Question B: Which integers represent the highest and lowest elevations of the dive ? Question C: Write and evaluate an expression to find the change in elevation.
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luisrock2008
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Wait, why would a professioanl cliff diver dive from a ledge that is 65 feet above the surface. Is this even safe?
Selena2345
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That what the math word problem says.
Cemantha
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im sorry mama but i hate word problems they give me head aches . but ima try to get sumone to help you
Selena2345
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thank you and fast cemantha
Cemantha
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im trying k
Selena2345
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okay
dpaInc
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a picture of the situation should help...
luisrock2008
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K, i jump of a cliff and make sure to take a pic of me, K
Cemantha
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thats very rude luis
luisrock2008
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How, is it rude. Im just kidding.
dpaInc
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Cemantha
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let him teach her
luisrock2008
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k
dpaInc
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the diver started 65 feet above the water and ended up 15 feet below the surface. Can you answer what is the change in elevation?
Selena2345
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No i can't answer the change in the elevation. It is hard for me.
dpaInc
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when you hear the word "change" you should subtract... which reminds me, i need to change the picture a bit...
dpaInc
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dpaInc
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to get the "change" in elevation.. just subtract... 65 - -15 =
Selena2345
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65-15=50
saifoo.khan
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She helped you already.
Selena2345
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Can you help me someone with Question B In my word problem ?
ZSpence
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isnt 65-(-15)=80
Selena2345
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yes
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Can you help me someone with Question B In my word problem ?