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Agree or Disagree?

State whether you agree with the statement. 

A city that has an elevation of 15 meters is closer to sea level than a city that has an elevation of-10 meters.

 May 2, 2020
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I think you can do this by yourself...

 

coolsmileycool

 May 2, 2020
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I'm dumb I don't understand anything

Guest May 2, 2020
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Well... OK I disagree

 

coolsmileycool

LuckyDucky  May 2, 2020
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A city that has an elevation of 15 meters is closer to sea level than a city that has an elevation of-10 meters. 

 

I disagree.  15 meters above sea level is 5 meters farther from the top of the water than –10 meters below. 

 

Exaggerate the conditions to make it obvious.  What if you said

A city that has an elevation of 5000 meters is closer to sea level than a city that has an elevation of –10 meters. 

 

This technique is similar to the "reductio ad absurdum" form of argument. 

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 May 2, 2020
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Agreed. Very intriguing!

CentsLord  May 2, 2020
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Disagree

 May 8, 2020
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I disagreen since -10 is 10 away from 0(sea level) and 15 is 15 away. 10<15 thus I disagree.

 May 8, 2020

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