PRE-ALGEBRA
Lesson 56 of 171

ADDITION AND SUBTRACTION
Estimating Sums and Differences
Students learn to estimate the sum or difference of two decimals by first rounding each decimal to the nearest whole number, then adding or subtracting. For example, to estimate the sum of 4.94 and 2.185, round 4.94 up to 5, and round 2.185 down to 2, to get 5 + 2, which equals 7.
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