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Question 21 pts

2. Here are two tables that show the elevations of highest points on land and lowest points in the ocean. Distances are measured from sea level. Which point in the ocean is the lowest in the world?

Mariana Trench

Puerto Rico Trench

Tonga Trench

Sunda Trench

May 1, 2020

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Take the  greatest negative value  in the first table

Which is it???

Hint : remember that   -3  is a greater negative value than - 2

Let me know if you get stuck

May 1, 2020
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So does that mean the answer is the " Sunda Trench"?

Guest May 1, 2020
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No....Mariana's Trench

It  has the greatest negative value

I don't believe that I explained this very well

A better   method  is to just take the absolute value  of each negative

The one with the greatest absolute value  will be the deepest

abs (-11,033)  = 11,033

abs (-8,600) = 8600

abs (-10,882) = 10,882

abs (-7,725) = 7,725

Since 11,033  is the greatest absolute value.....the Marianas Trench is the  deepest

Hope that helped   !!!

CPhill  May 1, 2020