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To give or form a general idea about the value, size, or cost of (something).
1. Estimate
2. Distance
3. Ruler
4. Measurements
Rico's grandmother had 3 canisters with the same number of candies in each. She asked Rico to estimate how many candies were in her canisters before they made cookies. Rico guessed there would be around 5,000 candies in all 3 canisters. He dumped out one canister and counted 1,200 candies. Which would have been a better estimate for all 3 canisters?
1. Around 1,500 candies
2. Around 2,500 candies
3. Around 3,500 candies
4. Rico's estimate was the best of all listed.
A cubic yard of soil weighs 4,128 pounds. One cubic yard of soil can fill about 80, 50-pound bags.
1. True
2. False
About 67 baseballs are used in a professional baseball game. What is the best way to estimate how many baseballs are used in a season of 182 games?
1. 6 x 200
2. 70 x 180
3. 100 x 200
4. 60 x 200
Of the 798 students at Valley Elementary, about 1/2 ride a bus to school. Which is the best estimate of the number of students who ride a bus to school?
1. 100
2. 700
3. 200
4. 400
Choose the most reasonable answer without solving.

In 1996, The Gateway National Recreation Area had 6,381,502 visitors. Another park had about three times as many visitors as Gateway. How many visitors did the other park have?
1. 14,144,506
2. 15,144,506
3. 19,144,506
4. 22,144,506
Ruston bought 1.87 pounds of chicken and 2.56 pounds of turkey at the deli. Together the total weight was about 4.5 pounds.
1. True
2. False
Chad's dad asked him to estimate how many nails were in his nail can. Chad guessed there would be around 2,000 nails. His dad then said he would pour out 1/2 of the nails. Chad counted 1,525 nails. What would have been a better estimate for Chad to give?
1. Around 3,000 nails
2. Around 4,000 nails
3. Around 1,000 nails
Which one is the best estimate for $7/16$?
1. $3/4$
2. $2/3$
3. $1/1$
4. $1/2$
Which has an estimated product of 36,000?
1. 87 x 42
2. 856 x 399
3. 917 x 481
4. 873 x 39