Question

The average daily temperature in a city is 55° in May. The average daily temperature in that same city is −3° in December. Which of the following represents the difference in degrees of these average temperatures? |
a.) 55| − |−3| = 52°
b.) |55| + |−3| = 58°
c.)55|−3| = 52°
d.)
D.) |−55| − |−3| = 58°

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The expression that represents the difference in degrees of these average temperatures is given as follows:
b.) |55| + |−3| = 58°

### How to obtain the difference between the maximum and the minimum temperature?

The difference between the maximum temperature and the minimum temperature is obtained by the subtraction of these two temperatures.
The temperatures in this problem are given as follows:
• May: 55º.
• December: -3º.
Then the difference is given as follows:
55 – (-3).
When a positive number subtracts a negative number, the distributive property is applied to the negative number, meaning that it is equivalent to adding the positive number, hence:
55 – (-3) = 55 + 3 = 58º.
This means that option B gives the correct difference.
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