The boiling point of water is affected by atmospheric pressure which changes with altitude. Gresham Oregon is 314 feet above sea level and at standard atmospheric pressure water will boil at 211.6degrees F. The altitude in Denver, Colorado is 5280 feet and water will boil at 202.4 degrees F.
a. Write an equation for the boiling point of water in terms of altitude. Assume the relationship is linear. Show all work.
b. What does the Vertical Intercept mean?
c. Timberline lodge is at an altitude of about 6000 feet. What is the boiling point of water at Timberline lodge?