MATH SOLVE

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# The captain of a fishing vessel is standing on the deck at 23 feet above sea level. He holds a rope tied to his fishing net that is below him underwater at a depth of 38 feet.Draw a diagram using a number line, and then use absolute value to compare the lengths of rope in and out of the water.

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Answer:The distance of the rope out of the water is 23 feet.The distance of the rope in the water is 38 feet.Step-by-step explanation:The captain is standing on the deck at 23 feet above so the integer that represents the position of the captain is 23.
The fishing net is at a depth of 38 feet underwater so the integer that represents the position of the fishing net is -38.The distance of the rope out of the water is given by the absolute value of 23.|23|=23The distance of the rope in the water is given by the absolute value of -38.|-38|=38The attached picture shows a diagram of the number line.