5. Green sea turtles can grow to be more than 3 feet long. The aquarium has one sea turtle that weighs 264 pounds and a younger turtle that weighs 186 pounds. T
Question
aquarium has one sea turtle that weighs 264 pounds and a younger
turtle that weighs 186 pounds. To the nearest hundred, what is the fa
weight of the 2 sea turtles together?
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Answer:
The weight of the turtles together is [tex]500\ pounds[/tex]
Stepbystep explanation:
we know that
To find out the weight of the 2 sea turtles together, adds the weight of one turtle plus the weight of the other turtle and then round to the nearest hundred
step 1
Adds the weight of the two turtles
[tex]264+186=450\ pounds[/tex]
step 2
Round to the nearest hundred
Remember that
To Round a number
a) Decide which is the last digit to keep
b) Leave it the same if the next digit is less than [tex]5[/tex] (this is called rounding down)
c) But increase it by [tex]1[/tex] if the next digit is [tex]5[/tex] or more (this is called rounding up)
In this problem we have
[tex]450[/tex]
We want to keep the digit [tex]4[/tex]
The next digit is [tex]5[/tex] which is 5 or more, so increase the "4" by 1 to "5"
therefore
The weight of the turtles together round to the nearest hundred is [tex]500\ pounds[/tex]