## Trent is fishing from a pier. ●The tip of his fishing rod is 53 ¾ feet above the surface of the water. ●The hook on the end of the fishing

Trent is fishing from a pier. ●The tip of his fishing rod is 53 ¾ feet above the surface of the water. ●The hook on the end of the fishing line is directly below the tip of the fishing rod 12 ⅔ feet below the surface of the water. Trent estimates that the distance between the tip of his fishing rod and the hook is less than 65 feet. Is Trent’s estimate reasonable? Explain your answer. HELP Please

## Answers ( No )

I would say yes and no because estimations aren’t exact, they’re close to the correct value. Trent’s estimation is correct since 53+12=65, if we were looking for the exact distance, Trent would be wrong because there are fractions too, so the exact value would be 66 (5/12) or 65 (17/12).

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