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    a weather man reports that since 6:00 am this morning the tempature has droped by 20 f to the current tempature of 37 f what was the tempature at 6:00 am ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandra14
    a weather man reports that since 6:00 am this morning the tempature has droped by 20 f to the current tempature of 37 f what was the tempature at 6:00 am ?
    Let x be the temperature at 6 AM. Then x - 20 = 37.

    So:
    x - 20 = 37
    x - 20 + 20 = 37 + 20
    x = 57

    So the temperature at 6 AM was 57 F.

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