Mathematics

Question

the highest elevation in north america is denali,in alaska ,with an elevation of 20,320 feet above sealevel. the lowest elevation in california, with an elevation of 282 feet below sea level. what is the differce in the highest and lowest elevations in morth american?

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  • Answer:

    Step-by-step explanation:

    The highest point in North America, Mount McKinley, in the Alaska Range, is 20,320 feet above sea level. The lowest point m North America is 282 feet below sea level and is in Death Valley in California. Which student correctly calculated the difference in elevations? Explain the error.

    \begin{matrix} \text{Student A} & \text{Student B}\\ \text{20,320 - 282} & \text{20,320 - ( -282)}\\ \text{20,320 + (-282)} & \text{20,320 + ( + 282)}\\ \text{20,038 feet} & \text{20,602 feet}\\ \end{matrix}

    Student A

    20,320 - 282

    20,320 + (-282)

    20,038 feet

     

    Student B

    20,320 - ( -282)

    20,320 + ( + 282)

    20,602 feet

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