Problem: An oven thermometer with a circular scale reading degrees Fahrenheit is shown. What temperature does the scale indicate?

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For this scaling, only the tenths are relative which means we can estimate the tenths

In this case, the pointer is between 150-100, we are only limited on estimate it as 110, 120, 130 or 140

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An oven thermometer with a circular scale reading degrees Fahrenheit is shown. What temperature does the scale indicate?

An oven thermometer with a circular scale reading degrees Fahrenheit is shown. There are six markings on the thermometer, labeled clockwise as 0 degrees, 50 degrees, 100 degrees, 150 degrees, 200 degrees, and 250 degrees. A pointer is arranged between the markings 100 and 150, closer to 150.


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