Understanding Distance & Coordinates

Differences in Temperature

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Differences in Temperature

This number line shows very high and very low temperatures for different states in the United States.

  • Find the distance between the point for the high temperature for California and the point for the high temperature for Florida. What does this distance represent?
  • How much higher is the high temperature for Florida than the low temperature for Florida?
  • How much lower is the low temperature for Alaska than the low temperature for Alabama?
  • What is the difference in temperature between the high temperature for California and the low temperature for Alaska?

Hint:

The method you used to subtract on the horizontal number also works for a vertical number line.