# The temperatures on Mercury range from 279 F to 800 F. What is the difference between the highest and lowest temperatures?

Aug 14, 2017

We're asked to find the difference between the highest and lowest temperatures.

Well, we know the highest temperature is

${T}_{\text{high}} = 800$ $\text{^"o""F}$

And the lowest temperature is given as

${T}_{\text{low}} = 279$ $\text{^"o""F}$

Perform the subtraction:

T_"high" - T_"low" = 800color(white)(l)""^"o""F" - 279color(white)(l)""^"o""F" = color(red)(ulbar(|stackrel(" ")(" "521color(white)(l)""^"o""F"" ")|)