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Interpreting negative number statements


New policies reduced the overuse of water in an area. The
in that area went up by 1, point, 2 meters in one year. The water table was 12, point, 5 meters below the surface at the start of the year.
The following equation describes this situation.
minus, 12, point, 5, plus, 1, point, 2, equals, minus, 11, point, 3
What does minus, 11, point, 3 tell us?
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