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Test your understanding of negative numbers with this self marking quiz about temperatures.

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This is level 2: questions relating to real life situations. You will be awarded a trophy if you get at least 7 answers correct and you do this activity online.


On day in Antarctica the temperature was 8o colder than 1o? What was that temperature?



What temperature is 25o colder than 3o?



What temperature is 16o warmer than -18o?



By how many degrees is 68o warmer than -17o?



A freezer has a temperature of -20°. If the temperature inside the freezer drops by another 6°, what will the new temperature be?



On a winter day, the temperature was -15° at 6 AM. By 9 AM, it had risen by 5°. By noon, it had risen another 8°. What was the temperature at noon?



On a particular day, the temperature fluctuated between -12° in the morning and 8° in the afternoon. If the temperature increased at a constant rate every hour and it took 10 hours to reach the afternoon temperature, how many degrees did the temperature rise each hour?



On day 1 a city had a record low of -25°. Over the next week, the temperature increased by 6° each day. On which day did the temperature first become positive?


A town experienced temperatures of -5°, 9°, -3°, and 7° over four consecutive days. What was the range of theses temperatures?

[Clue: Subtract the lowest number in the set of temperatures from the highest number.]



The temperature on Monday at 12 noon it was 4° Celsius. 24 hours later it was 10° colder. 24 hours after that it was 17° warmer. 24 hours later is was 15° colder. By Friday it was 5° warmer than the previous day. What was the temperature on Friday in degrees Celsius?



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Description of Levels


Level 1 - Questions based on the picture of a thermometer

Level 2 - Questions relating to real life situations

Level 3 - Questions about average (mean) temperatures

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°C⇔°F - Learn how to convert temperatures from one scale to another.

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