Why do you have to use estimation to find the number of triangles you need
for the string?

I was wondering why this question is quite confusing and i was wondering if you can explain it to me in a way i can understand it. I'm not looking for an answer just a more simpler view on it.

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  1. This doesn't make any sense to me. What have you left out of this problem?

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    Ms. Sue
  2. estimation gives you a more reasonable answer than calculating

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  3. It gives you more of a rational number of triangles to put on the string, for example it would look odd to put half of triangle on a full triangle pennant flag. All in all estimating makes it easier to understand

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