# hw 9 - one third of the distance from A to C You are asked...

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Laura DiBiase Homework 9 2/22/2011 1. If the distance of the two road signs was 18,003.5 feet it was to be rounded to the nearest 10 feet, it would round to 18,000 feet. This is because 18,003.5 even rounded up to the nearest tenth would be 18,004. This number would still round down to 18,000 feet because it is below 18,005. Everything 5 and above is rounded up. 2. Towns A, B, and C lie along a straight highway, with B in the middle. The distance between A and C is reported as 730 miles, and the distance from A to B is known to be
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Unformatted text preview: one third of the distance from A to C. You are asked to calculate the distance from A to B using this information -- what is the correct way to report this distance? Why? You would multiply 730 by 1/3 (this technically is dividing it into thirds). This would give you 243.3. A to B is one third the distance from A to C. A to C is 730. One third of that number was 243.3. That is the distance from A to B. You would multiply 730 by 1/3 only because it is easier....
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