an elevator went up 18 floors, down 6 floors, down 14 floors, up 19 floors, and down 25 floors.  what is the net change in position

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An elevator went up 18 floors, down 6 floors, down 14 floors, up 19 floors, and down 25 floors.  What is the net change in position? 

Up 18, change is 18.

Down 6, net change is 13.

Down 14, net change is 1.

Up 19, net change is 18.

Down 25, net change is 7.

The net change from the original position of the elevator is -7 or down 7 from the original position.

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