Kaylin S.

asked • 09/06/16# Write and solve an equation to find the minimum and maximum actual temperatures when the thermometer states that the temperature is 87.4 degrees Fahrenheit.

The thermometer comes with a guarantee that the stated temperature differs from the actual temperature by more than 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Kenneth S. answered • 09/06/16

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ASSUMING that the thermometer comes with a guarantee that the stated temperature differs from the actual temperature by NO more than 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit per Mark M's observation...

### Actual temp = 87.4 ± 1.5 deg. F, so you can add to get maximum true temp, and subtract to get minimum true temp.

Mark M.

My query about equation/inequality was prompted by

| t - 87.4 | ≤ 1.5 be more consistent with the conditions.

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