Mt. everest is at a height of 8850 m . Its base is at an elevation of 5400 m . The temperature here drops at the rate of 1 degree per 100 m. If the temperature at the base is -5 degree celsius , what is the temperature at the top ?
Height of Mt. Everest is 8850 Mtrs.
The base is at an elevation : 5400 Mtrs.
Then the net height of Mt. Everest = 8850 - 5400 = 3450 Mtrs.
The temp. drops @ 1o per 100 Mtrs.
The temp. at the base = - 5o.
So the temp. at the top will be : -5 + ( - 3450 / 100) = -5 + (-34.5) = -5 -34.5 = - 39.5o Celcius.
Ans.: - 39.5o Celcius.