math word problem

Nikki is fishing from a bank 27 feet above water level. In this location, the fish tend to feed at
37 feet below the surface. How long must Nikki's fish line be to reach the fish?

asked by sarah
  1. Nikki is 27 feet above the water, and the fish are 37 feet below. So the line needs to stretch that distance.

    27 - (-37) = 64 feet

    posted by Marth

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