Posted by **So lost** on Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 6:54pm.

after diving 93m below sea level, a diver rises at a rate of 6 meters per minute for 8 minutes. where is the diver in relation to the surface?

i can't figure this one out

6x8=72

72 + 93= 165

but this still doesn't look right at all!!!!!!!!

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 7:02pm
Nope, it isn't right.

To begin, 6 times 8 = 42

Visualize the diver going down 93 meters.

Then he comes back up 42 meters.

You can't add these together. What do you think you should do with these numbers?

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**So lost**, Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 7:07pm
Hi Ms.Sue,

I would subtract 93-42= 50

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 7:17pm
Oops -- neither one of us checked MY math. I had a typo in my multiplication.

6 * 8 = 48

93 - 48 = 45 meters below the surface

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**So lost**, Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 7:58pm
lol I came back just now to type about that.

also this problem has me lost

rewrite the division as a multiplication

-22/24= 22x?

and it states not to simplify write it as a fraction?

I have no clue but I tried this 1 1/22?

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