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# Which of the following would best be measured using square centimeters?

• A.

the length of a bee

• B.

the weight of an ant

• C.

the area of a book cover

• D.

the volume of water in a swimming

pool

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# Mathematics

Lou was writing a report about the Exxon Valdez oil spill for science class. He learned that 10,080,000 gallons of crude oil spilled near Alaska. Lou estimated that if an Olympic-sized swimming pool holds about 650,000 gallons of water, it would take about 25 of the pools to hold all the oil that spilled. Which of the following is a true statement about this estimate?

• A.

It is an overestimation by about 9 pools.

• B.

It is an underestimation by about 5 pools.

• C.

It is an accurate estimate about the number of pools.

• D.

More information is needed to determine the accuracy of the estimate.

GO ON

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