Posted by **Susan** on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 6:33pm.

While visiting their uncle's farm, Francine and Leah caught 68 turtles in the creek on Saturday. What was the total number of tickets sold for the two days? Estimate using on the front digits.

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 6:34pm
Turtles and tickets?????

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**Susan**, Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 6:58pm
Sorry, combined 2 separate questions :(

Francine & Leah caught 68 turtles in the creek on Saturday and 67 turtles on sunday. How many turtles did they catch on the weekend? Estimate using only the fron digits.

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 7:04pm
70 + 70 = 140

http://www.basic-mathematics.com/front-end-estimation.html

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**Susan**, Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 8:14pm
That is the answer that I got, but my answer is not an option. The answers I have to choose from is 130 turtles, 150 turtles, 120 turtles and 110 turtles.

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 8:21pm
Your answer choices are wrong.

Your instructions are to use front-end estimation. The only possible answer is 130.

Note that the actual answer is 135 which rounds to 140.

Please talk with your teacher about this faulty question.

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 8:22pm
The only possible answer is 140.

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**Susan**, Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 8:25pm
Thank you Ms. Sue. I do that.

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 8:31pm
You're welcome, Susan.

Is it possible you copied the problem wrong?

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