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while waiting in the checkout line at the grocery store you add the prices up of your 3 items to make sure you have enough money.explain how to use mental math and the properties of addition to find the total costs of 3 items if the prices are \$1.85, \$2.74, \$4.15. find the total costs.

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185+415 = 200+400 = 600

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Using mental math, I'd add 2 + 3 + 4 to estimate that the purchase total about \$9.00.

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