A commercial jet liner hits an air pocket and drops 274 feet. After climbing 195 feet, it drops another 139 feet. What is its overall vertical change?
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A commercial jet liner hits an air pocket and drops 274 feet. After climbing 195 feet, it drops another 139 feet. What is its overall vertical change?
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1. User Answers LAldridge01
274 + 195  139 + 218 
2. User Answers royalranger
It dropped 274
Then went up 195, so:
274  195 = 79
Then it dropped another 139, so:
79 + 139 = 218
The total vertical change from where it started was 218 feet.