math

Simone measures the width of one cardboard strip as 1/2 yd. A second cardboard strip measures 5/6 yd in width. Estimate the combined width of the cardboard strips.

A.
about 1/2 yd

B.
about 1 yd

C.
about 1 1/4 yd

D.
about 1 1/2 yd

I don't understand which is the answer. I did the work, find the LCM. (I think is right)

So 1/2 = 3/6.

3/6 + 5/6 = 8/6

8/6 = 1 2/6 = 1 1/3.

So 1 1/3. Which one would this round to.....

D??

  1. 👍 1
  2. 👎 1
  3. 👁 976
  1. It wanted an estimate, which means ...
    you don't want an exact answer and not to do alot of arithmetic

    notice that 5/6 is close to 1
    so our sum should be close to 1 1/2 or 1.5
    Sure enough 1 1/2 is one of the choices, the others are way off our guess

    1. 👍 2
    2. 👎 0
  2. ;)

  3. just look at my name ;)

  4. 1/2yd

    1. 👍 0
    2. 👎 0

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. math(help)

    1.23/40-9/30 A.0 B.1 C.1/2 2.simone measures the width of one cardboard strip as 1/2 yd.a second cardboard strip measures 5/6 yd in width.estimate the combined width of the cardboard strips. A.about 1/2 yd B.about 1 yd C.About 1

    asked by darla on November 26, 2013
  2. Math

    For question 1-2 estimate the sum or difference. use the bench marks 0 1/2 and 1 1. 23/40 - 11/30 2. Simone measures the width of one cardboard strip as 1/2 yd. A second cardboard strip measures 5/6 yd in width estimate the

    asked by Betty on December 10, 2018
  3. math(help)

    for questions 1-2,estimate the sum or difference.use the benchmarks 0,1/2,and 1. 1.23/40-9/30 A.0 B.1 C.1/2 2.simone measures the width of one cardboard strip as 1/2 yd.a second cardboard strip measures 5/6 yd in width.estimate

    asked by darla on November 26, 2013
  4. Math

    Peter measured the width of one cardboard strip ad 2 3/4 ft. A second cardboard strip measured 3 2/3 ft in wodth. Estimate the combined wodth of the cardboard.

    asked by Anonymous 1 on November 5, 2018
  5. math

    A box with no top is to be constructed from a piece of cardboard whose width measures x cm and whose length measures 6 cm more than its width. The box is to be formed by cutting squares that measure 2 cm on each side from the four

    asked by amanda on May 12, 2012
  1. Algebra 2

    A rectangular piece of cardboard has length that is 16 inches more than the width. The area of the cardboard is 297 sq. in. Find the measures of its width and length. Enter width in., length in.

    asked by Nancy on April 26, 2012
  2. Algebra 2

    A box with no top is to be constructed from a piece of cardboard whose length measures 12 inches more than its width. the box is formed by cutting squares that measures 4 inches on each sides from 4 corners and then folding up the

    asked by April on March 15, 2013
  3. Maths- Calculus

    a sheet of cardboard is to be folded up to make a closed box. If the cardboard measures 55 cm by 80cm calculate the maximum volume of the box that can be made from this sheet of cardboard

    asked by Daksh on August 3, 2013
  4. alg 2

    A rectangular plot is 30 feet long and 20 feet wide. The area will be doubled by adding a strip at one end and another strip of the same width on one side. What would be the width of the strip?

    asked by Shannon on June 28, 2011
  5. geometry

    box of cereal measures 10 in .wide.12in . high, 3in deep .all surfaces made of cardboard and total overlapping cardboard in the box is 7in squared , how much cardboard is used to make a cereal box including the amount of

    asked by nunu on June 18, 2015

More Similar Questions