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mimi89
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The elevation of the basement floor in a building is -14 ft. The elevation of the roof is 36 feet. What is the distance from the basement floor to the roof? A) -50 ft B) -24 ft C) 24 ft D) 50 ft

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Hanna

The answer is 50 feet since the basement floor is -14ft and the roof is 36ft you have to go up 14ft then 36ft to get to the roof.

flyangel2011

D -14 to 0 is 14 and from there to the roof is 36 ,so 14+36 is 50. or another way of thinking is the distance between the two .36- (-14) is 50

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