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Cecie Starr + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337408332
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Warm air ______ and it holds _____ water than cold air.

  1. a. sinks; less
  2. b. rises; less
  3. c. sinks; more
  4. d. rises; more

Summary Introduction

Introduction: The Earth rotates in an elliptical path around the sun one full time per year. The equatorial regions get more solar energy than ones at higher latitudes. Thus, this region contains warm air.

Explanation

Reason for the correct answer:

The warm air expands and becomes less dense, so it rises. It can hold more water vapor than the cold air.

Option d. is given as “rises; more”. Therefore, option d. is correct.

Reasons for the incorrect answers:

Option a. is given as “sinks; less”. Warm air always expands and holds more water than cold air. Therefore, option a...

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