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    Smile =] math problem for you all!



    problem:
    At the top, Mount everest has an altitude of 8848m.
    Mountain climbers arrive at a base camp on the mountain.
    The base camp is at an altitude of 4700m where the temperature is 4 degress celsius.

    Meterologists have found the folllowing relationship between altitude and temperature:

    *the temperature drops 2 degrees celsius for every 300m increse in altitude.
    What is the temperature at the top of mount everest?

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    so far my guess is .. you subtract 8848-4700=4148.. and then divide that my 300m .. and with that you multiply it by 2 .. ?


    please help moi

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    So far so good: that gives you the drop in temperature. You then need to subtract what you get (about 27.653) from 4 to get the final answer.
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    thank you very much
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