Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0134467795
ISBN 13: 978-0-13446-779-5

Chapter 4 - Decimals - 4.5 Dividing Decimal Numbers - 4.5 Exercises - Page 304: 30


Estimate: 80. The answer given (78.3) is reasonable.

Work Step by Step

We need to check whether the answer given is reasonable: $395.415\div 5.05=78.3$ We estimate the answer by rounding: $395.415\div 5.05\approx 400\div 5=80$ We see that the given answer, $78.3$, and the estimate, $80$, are very close. Thus the given answer is reasonable. (We do not need to find the exact answer if the answer is reasonable.)
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