Estimate is to find an answer
that is close to the exact answer.
Estimate quotients
before you divide.

Find where the
quotient begins. 
Estimate:
161
5.
Try: 
dividing
hundreds 

161 

5
5 > 1
not enough hundreds 

161 

5
5 < 16
enough tens 
So, 
the
quotient begins in the tens place. 

Since
you are estimating, write zeros for the other digits. 



Estimate:
34.2
5.
Think: 
What
number times 5 has a product close to 34.2? 

?
x 5 = 30 

6
x 5 = 30 
So, 
34.2 

5 is
about 6. 


Estimate:
295
7.
Think: 
What number times 7 has
a product close to 29? 

?
x 7 = 28 

4
x 7 = 28 
So, 
29 

7
is about 4 
Therefore, 


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