# 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.

B.

C.

D.

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??

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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

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3. just look at my name ;)

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4. 1/2yd

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