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The variable t represents the temperature at 4 p.m. Which equation would best model the word problem below? The temperature at the summit of Mt. Mansfield dropped 17°F between 4 p.m. and 11 p.m. The temperature at 11 p.m. was –11°F. What was the temperature at 4 p.m.? A. 11 – 17 = t B. 17 – t = –11 C. t – 17 = –11 D. 17 + 11 = t

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  1. niahloves
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    So what the question is stating is that: The temperature at 4 p.m. (t) minus 17 degrees now equals -11, which can be translated to t - 17=-11 or you can reverse to have t isolated like so -11 + 17 = t

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