Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Chapter 2 - Solving Equations - 2-6 Ratios, Rates, and Conversions - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises: 41

Answer

The best option is to estimate.

Work Step by Step

The problem describes an entertainment center which is to be built with space for a TV and one foot empty space on each side of the TV. You are asked if you should measure the TV exactly or just estimate it to the nearest inch. Even if you are wrong by several inches in your estimate, it would not affect anything except the empty space around the TV, so estimating is fine.
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