Which of the following would best be measured using square centimeters?
the length of a bee
the weight of an ant
the area of a book cover
the volume of water in a swimming
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?
It is an overestimation by about 9 pools.
It is an underestimation by about 5 pools.
It is an accurate estimate about the number of pools.
More information is needed to determine the accuracy of the estimate.