Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321867327
ISBN 13: 978-0-32186-732-2

Chapter 1 - Problem Solving and Critical Thinking - 1.2 Estimation, Graphs, and Mathematical Models - Exercise Set 1.2: 42

Answer

A reasonable estimate for the number of days you would spend counting is $12$.

Work Step by Step

If you counted $60$ numbers per minute, and you counted until you reach $1,000,000$, you would count for: $1,000,000\div60 \approx 16,666$ minutes In hours, this is equal to: $16,666\div60\approx277$ hours This is equal to: $277\div24\approx12$ days A reasonable estimate for the number of days you would spend counting is $12$.
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