MATH SOLVE

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Q:
# A bird flew from the ground onto a tree branch 5 feet above the ground. What could the bird do next that would make this situation a model of combining a number and its additive inverse? A.Fly down 5 feet and return to the ground.B.Fly 5 feet higher up onto another tree branch.C.Fly to a different tree branch 5 feet above the ground.D.Fly into an empty swimming pool 5 feet below ground level.

Accepted Solution

A:

Answer:Fly down 5 feet and return to the ground.
Step-by-step explanation:We are given that A bird flew from the ground onto a tree branch 5 feet above the ground. We are supposed to find What could the bird do next that would make this situation a model of combining a number and its additive inverseAdditive inverse - What you add to a number to get zero is additive inverse.The negative of a number.
Now we are told What could the bird do next that would make this situation a model of combining a number and its additive inverseSince it already flew 5 feet above the ground .Additive inverse of 5 feet is -5 feetSo, to make the situation of combining a number and its additive inverseBird has to flew 5 feet return to the ground i.e.-5 feet So, a model of combining a number and its additive inverse = 5+(-5)Hence Option A is correct.Fly down 5 feet and return to the ground.