each of the questions below. For each problem, estimate and then find
the actual answer.
Sue went to the store to
buy ten lemons. Lemons cost 2 for $0.95. About how much did
she pay? Then find the actual amount.
Matt went to the grocery
store to buy more lettuce for the salad. One bag of lettuce
cost $2.79. He gave the cashier $5.00 to pay for the
lettuce. Use estimation to help Matt know how much change he
should receive. Then find the actual amount.
John won a $1,000 gift
certificate to a music store. He bought all the items on the
list. Estimate to the nearest hundred, how much money John
has left. Then
find the actual amount.
Amber went to the pet shop with $25 to spend.
She spent $4.95 on a fish, $9.95 on a fish tank, and $5.15
on fish food. About how much does she have left? Then find
the actual amount.
Nicole uses a pay phone to
make a long distance call. It cost $0.09 a minute. She talks
for 30 minutes. Estimate how much the call will cost. Then
solve to find the actual amount.
your answer reasonable? Make estimates to compare to actual