OpenStudy (anonymous):

The temperature at noon was –12°C. In the next 9 hours, the temperature dropped 8°C. What is the temperature at 9 p.m.?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

The next nine hours after twelve?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

to get to 9 pm from noon is nine hours

OpenStudy (anonymous):

so -12-8

OpenStudy (anonymous):

then if its the next nine hours it gives you the answer

OpenStudy (anonymous):

all you have to do is -12-8

OpenStudy (anonymous):

-4

OpenStudy (anonymous):

incorrect escobar

OpenStudy (elonasushchik):

Yes Escobar17 is correct!!

OpenStudy (anonymous):

it drops 8 which means minus

OpenStudy (anonymous):

Drop means minus not plus and he shouldn't give away the answer anyways

OpenStudy (anonymous):

the answer is -12-8

OpenStudy (anonymous):

thanks for your help

OpenStudy (anonymous):

minnie4purple do you understand why its not -4 though?