# Math

the elevation of a sunken ship is -120 feet. your elevation is 5/8 of the ship's elevation. what is your elevation?

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1. well, 1/8 of -120 is -15, so ...

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posted by Steve
2. Actually the answer is -75 i don't know how to hell you got -15 but the real answer is -75

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posted by Leslie

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