MATH SOLVE

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Q:
# A hike starts at an elevation of 13 4/5 feet below sea level and ends at an elevation that is 1542 feet higher.How high was the hiker in feet above sea level at the end of the hike. 15281528 1/515551555 4/5

Accepted Solution

A:

Treat "13 4/5 feet below sea level" as a negative quantity. Then add the increase, "1542 feet," obtaining

(1542 - 13 4/5) feet = 1528 1/5 feet above sea level.

(1542 - 13 4/5) feet = 1528 1/5 feet above sea level.