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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.

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