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Lesson 7: Estimating with multiplying and dividing decimals

# Estimating decimal division

Estimating in decimal division involves rounding numbers to make calculations easier. Practice rounding decimals to the nearest whole number or a simple fraction, then perform the division. This won't yield an exact result, but a close approximation, which can be useful in many real-life situations.

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• dosent eproximentily mean exactly ?
• ''approximately'' actually means "roughly" or "about" or in the ballpark of . For example 3.9 is ''approximately'' 4.
• How would I do two numbers behind the decimal? They don't go into that here :/
• Do you mean numbers such as 2.45 and 67.41?
• Can you help me with Estimating decimal division? :)
• sure! for example, if you were to get a quotient of 3.47 (random number) then you would round it to 3.5, because 7 is closer to the next tenth, so the 4 tenths would go up to 5. hope this helps!
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• so if you are rounding a number when it is in the thousands place, are you supposed to round to the next hundreds place or to the closest thousands place?
• It’s the next hundreds place
• what is 20.57 x 50.75 ni'zyre
• How do I use compatible numbers to estimate?