# help with solving and understanding math question about an estimate

Anonymous
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### Question Description

Ross and Lydia estimate the quotient for 387.5 divided by 73. Ross uses a whole number greater than the dividend. Which equation shows how Lydia uses compatible numbers to get a closer estimate?

A. 400 divided by 80=5

B. 450 divided by 75=6

C 360 divided by 60=6

D 375 divided by 75=5

johirbuet
School: University of Virginia

Thank you for the opportunity to help you with your question!

387.5/73=5.31.

So the the following equation shows compatible numbers

B. 450 divided by 75=6

Please let me know if you need any clarification. I'm always happy to answer your questions.

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Anonymous
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