# Question #4543d

##### 2 Answers

The current temperature is -5 degrees Celsius.

#### Explanation:

**Method 1)**

*A more visual way to help one's understanding.*

5 degrees Celsius minus 10 equals to -5. Here is the visual representation. Look at the number line below and count all the lines down from 5 (excluding the number itself) this leads up to -5. You will see that you have counted 10 lines (5 to 0, then 0 to -5 this means you counted 10 lines) - which proves 5 - 10 equals -5.

**Method 2)**

*A much easier way.*

5 - 10 = -5

Another way of looking at it.

#### Explanation:

If the temperature dropped then the final temperature is less than we started so we need to reduce the

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