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DEN Starter Aug 14

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DEN Starter Aug 14

  1. 1. A helium balloon rose to 500 feet and was blown sideways for about a mile. Then it went up 350 feet, came down 100 feet, and went up 400 feet. What is the highest altitude the balloon reached?
  2. 2. <ul><li>What is IMPORTANT in this problem? </li></ul><ul><li>All the information about how high the balloon went up and down </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>What is NOT IMPORTANT in this problem? </li></ul><ul><li>That the balloon got blown sideways for about a mile. </li></ul>
  4. 4. In your journal, draw a number line like the one to the right. Fill in the number of feet the balloon rose and fell in each of the steps. Stop Start
  5. 5. Next, write the word problem in your journal as an equation. Give the final height as well. Stop Start

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