Andrew and his father are scuba diving at -38 feet and Tackle Box Canyon has an elevation of -83 feet. Write an inequality to compare the depths. Explain the meaning of the inequality.

Andrew and his father are scuba diving at -38 feet and Tackle Box Canyon has an elevation of -83 feet. Write an inequality to compare the depths. Explain the meaning of the inequality.

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Andrew and his father are scuba diving at -38 feet and Tackle Box Canyon has an elevation of -83 feet. Write an inequality to compare the depths. Explain the meaning of the inequality.

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2020-11-27
−83 is farther to the left of 0 than −38 so −83 is smaller than −38. The inequality is then −83<−38. This inequality means that Tackle Box Canyon has a smaller elevation than Andrew and his father.
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