Mathematics

Question

The temperature at sunrise was -2 degrees Fahrenheit. The temperature at sunset was 18 degrees warmer than it was at sunrise. What was the temperature at sunset?

a) -20 degrees Fahrenheit
b) -16 degrees Fahrenheit
c) 20 degrees Fahrenheit
d) 16 degrees Fahrenheit

2 Answer

  • Answer:

    d) 16 degrees Fahrenheit

    Step-by-step explanation:

    What do we know? Initial temperature: -2. Then the temperature rose by 18 degrees. We can express this mathematically:

    [tex]-2+18[/tex]

    If you are not particularly comfortable with negatives, you can rewrite this expression as such:

    [tex]18-2[/tex]

    [tex]16[/tex]

    Thus the temperature at sunset was 16 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Answer:

    16 degrees

    -2 + 18 is 16

    Step-by-step explanation:

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