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?

Group of answer choices

Mariana Trench

Puerto Rico Trench

Tonga Trench

Sunda Trench

Guest May 1, 2020

#1**+2 **

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

CPhill May 1, 2020

#3**+1 **

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