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Posted by **HAPPY FACE (I NEED MS. SUE OR WRITEACHER!!) HELP!!** on Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 6:58pm.

* Salt lake City, Utah is 4330 ft. above sea level. Anderson, South Carolina is 722 ft. above sea level.

* Water boils at sea level at 100 degrees Celsius. The boiling point of water decreases about 5 degrees Celsius for every mile above sea level.

* At about what temperature does water boil in Anderson, South Carolina? In Salt Lake City, Utah? (Hint: 1 mile = 5280 ft.)

Please Help!!

Thank You!

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**Writeacher**, Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 7:00pmIs either of those cities over 1 mile above sea level?

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 7:02pm5280 / 5 = 1056

For each 1056 feet the temperature decreases about 1 degree

Anderson is less than 1056 feet about sea level. At what temperature do you think water boils there?

What temperature for Salt Lake City?

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**HAPPY FACE (I NEED MS. SUE OR WRITEACHER!!) HELP!!**, Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 7:04pmno, i don't think so, since 1 mile equals 5280 ft. Utah is 4330 ft. and South Carolina is 722 ft. above sea level. They are both less than a mile.

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 7:06pmRight they are less than a mile. But SLC is more than 1056 miles high, so water boils at a lower temperature there than 100 C. About what temperature does water boil in SLC?

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**Writeacher**, Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 7:06pmIf both those cities have altitudes UNDER a mile above sea level, then at what temperature does water boil?

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**HAPPY FACE (I NEED MS. SUE OR WRITEACHER!!) HELP!!**, Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 7:10pmCan you explain more on how you find the answer?

Thanks! :)

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**HAPPY FACE (I NEED MS. SUE OR WRITEACHER!!) HELP!!**, Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 7:14pmCan you explain more on how you find the answer?

Thanks!

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**Writeacher**, Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 7:15pm* Salt lake City, Utah is 4330 ft. above sea level. Anderson, South Carolina is 722 ft. above sea level.

**If one mile is 5,280 feet, how many**__miles__ABOVE sea level is each of these cities?

* Water boils at sea level at 100 degrees Celsius. The boiling point of water decreases about 5 degrees Celsius for every mile above sea level.**In New Mexico, Albuquerque's altitude is right about 5,280 feet above sea level; Santa Fe's altitude is about 7,000 feet above sea level. Since both of these cities are a mile or more above sea level, the rate of decrease applies. Now tell me about the altitudes of Salt Lake City and Anderson.**

* At about what temperature does water boil in Anderson, South Carolina? In Salt Lake City, Utah? (Hint: 1 mile = 5280 ft.)

**What do you think?**

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**HAPPY FACE (I NEED MS. SUE OR WRITEACHER!!) HELP!!**, Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 7:21pmSalt lake City, Utah is 4330 ft. above sea level. Anderson, South Carolina is 722 ft. above sea level.

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**Writeacher**, Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 7:24pmAre they more than a mile above sea level? If they are, apply the formula. If they aren't, then water boils at 100 degrees C.

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**HAPPY FACE (I NEED MS. SUE OR WRITEACHER!!) HELP!!**, Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 7:29pmthey are less than a mile above sea level....so the water boils at 100 degrees Celsius, right?

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**Writeacher**, Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 7:30pmright

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 8:03pmI respectfully disagree.

Water's boiling point decreases 5 degrees Celsius for each mile above sea level.

**Therefore, water's boiling point decreases about 1 degree for each 1/5 of a mile. 1/5 mile = 1,056 feet.**

Salt Lake city is 4,330 feet above sea level.

4,220 / 5,280 = 0.82 = about 4/5 of a mile

**Since Salt Lake City is about 4/5 of a mile above sea level, would water boil at 4 degrees less than 100? That would make SLC's boiling point about 96 degrees C.**

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**HAPPY FACE (I NEED MS. SUE OR WRITEACHER!!) HELP!!**, Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 8:23pmi don't know.........HELP!!

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**HAPPY FACE (I NEED MS. SUE OR WRITEACHER!!) HELP!!**, Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 8:46pm5280/5280=5/5280

772=5/5280 x 772

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**bobpursley**, Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 10:29pmMsSue is right, the bp is reduced as one goes upward. The ratio is 5C decrease per mile, or 5C/5280ft or 1C/1056ft

The bp is actually dependent on pressure, which can change even on mountain tops, so the rule above is an average.

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**bob**, Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 3:17pmi hate all of you

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**Yayy**, Monday, August 31, 2009 at 7:18pmOmfg thnx i was stuck on this problem 2. (:

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**Vitaliy**, Saturday, November 28, 2009 at 5:56pmI read this and really hope these are 5th grade kids. If any older, we have a huge national problem with education which now seems to be multi-generational.

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**haha**, Friday, September 3, 2010 at 6:48amoh no Vitaliy, this person is in 7th grade pre-agebra or 8th grade pre-algebra.

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**Leahcar**, Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 5:27pmi got 96 degrees celcius for the SALT LAKE CITY one

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**Leahcar**, Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 5:29pmim in pre algebra 7th grade and we have this for hw

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**Nathan**, Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 12:49amIf the boiling point of water decreases 5 degrees C per mile of altitude than 100 - (4330/5280)*5 = 95.999 degrees in salt lake city. It's not an integer function.

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**andrew**, Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 8:42pmwhat dose sea level mean in math :()!

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**Robert**, Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 11:07pmThe defining of reproducable physical measurments was made in a way that allowed scientests to validate each others findings. The boling point of pure water at 1 atmosphere of pressure is by defination 100 degrees C. For every day common use 1 standard atmosphere of pressure is that pressure that air exerts at the average sea level. The freezing point of pure water at a 1 atmosphere pressure is 0 C. Knowing those two points on a thermometer lets you accurately calibrate the it.

Now tell me how the calibration points were chosen for the F scale.

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**WolframAlpha**, Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 11:11pmGo to WolframAlpha and type in "Boiling point of water in Salt Lake City"

BAM!

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