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# How can you estimate sums or differences of decimals?

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In the same way as you estimate them for whole numbers. Wiki User

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### How do you estimate sums with decimals?

I think you round it to the nearest whole number...

### How do you estimate decimal sums and differences?

The basic idea is the same as when you estimate sums and differences of larger numbers (which may or may not be integers). You round the numbers to one or two decimal digits, then add them up.

### How do yo round to estimate sums and differences in math?

One way is to do front end estimation!

### What is estimate sums and differences for 0.721 plus 0.894?

0.7 + 0.9 = 1.6 0.7 - 0.9 = -0.2

### How do you estimate sums and differences of whole numbers and decimals?

decimals must be estimates unless they have multiples of 2 or 5 in the mantissa 1.857142857 + 2.142857142 =3.9999999999 estimate 4.00000000 1 6/7 + 2 1/7 = 4 exact 1.1250000000 + 2.875 = 4.000 +- only 3 significant digits so best estimate possible 1 1/8 + 2 7/8 = 4 exact

### How do you divide decimals with partial sums method?

To divide decimals the partial sums method requires that numbers are separated into individual portions. The separated numbers are then solved in long division until eliminated.

### What is an instance when you might want to find an estimate for fraction sums our differences rather than the exact answer?

When you do not require an exact answer but an approximation is sufficient.

xxx=2x

### Estimate the following sums or differences 1 4 5 - 3 9 10 - 6 1 7?

150 - 4000 - 600 = -4450

### What are the differences bet decimals and whole numbers?

well there is no differences for starters.?