# Estimating the Difference of Decimals up to Two Decimal Places

Skill:

Estimate and compute sums and differences with decimals.

# Estimating the Difference of Decimals up to Two Decimal Places

Round decimals and estimate the difference. Compare the estimate to the precise difference in this activity.

### Putting It All Together

*Answer these open ended questions on your own or with others to form deeper math connections.*

### Open-ended question 1

When would you round a number with a decimal to the benchmark values shown on the number line above?

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### Open-ended question 2

Why does rounding to these benchmark values make it easier to subtract decimals?

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