Question

At Srinagar, temperature was -5°C on Monday and then it dropped by 2°C on Tuesday. What was the temperature of Srinagar on Tuesday?

- 7°C
- -7°C
- -3°C
- 3°C

Solution

The correct option is **B** -7°C

According to the question,

Temperature of Srinagar on Monday

= – 5°C

Given that temperature has dropped by 2°C on Tuesday.

Temperature of Srinagar on Tuesday

= Temperature on Monday – 2°C

= – 5°C – 2°C

(Sum of two negative integers is always a negative integer)

= – 7°C

Therefore, temperature of Srinagar on Tuesday = – 7°C

According to the question,

Temperature of Srinagar on Monday

= – 5°C

Given that temperature has dropped by 2°C on Tuesday.

Temperature of Srinagar on Tuesday

= Temperature on Monday – 2°C

= – 5°C – 2°C

(Sum of two negative integers is always a negative integer)

= – 7°C

Therefore, temperature of Srinagar on Tuesday = – 7°C

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