# Rounding off...help!?

Question:Emily's tomato weighs exactly 3.625 pounds. The weight of Tony's tomato, rounded off to the nearest pound is 4 pounds. The weight of Tina's tomato, rounded off to the nearest tenth of a pound, is 3.7. which must be true?

A- Emily's tomato weighs less than Tina's.
B- Tony's tomato weighs the most of the three tomatoes.
C- Tina's tomato weighs the same as Tony's.
D- Emily's tomato weighs the least of the 3 tomatoes.

The only answer that we can be confident about with the given information is A. E's tomato weighs less than Tina's.

The range of weights that Tina's tomato could be is:

3.65 lbs to 3.74 lbs.

The range of weights that Tony's tomato is:

3.5 lbs to 4.4 lbs.

Since 3.65 lbs is for sure greater than 3.625 (E's tomato), answer A is correct.

The other statements COULD/MIGHT be true, but with the given information, we cannot be sure.
A is true becuase if you round emily's tomato to the nearest whole it rounds to 4 pounds as well, if you round it to the nearest tenth, it rounds to 3.6. Therefore, 3.6 is less than 3.7 so Emily's tomato weighs less than Tina's.
b is true
a and d could be true because emily cannot round to 3.7
c is impossible to tell becuase tony rounded to nearest pound and tina rounded to the nearest 10th of a pound
The answer is A-Emily's tomato weighs less than Tina's. Emily's would count as 3.62 Tina's tomato is 3.65 or greater than that. So Emily's tomato does weigh less than Tina's. Tony could probably be tied with Emily, so it can't be B. Tina's and Tony's might not be the same. We also don't know Tony's. So it's A, C, or D. But the only one that you can prove right is A. 3.62<3.65

Tina's possiblities are 3.65, 3.66, 3.67, 3.68, or 3.69. All this numbers are greater than 3.62. So Emily's tomato weighs less than Tina's. A is the correct answer.
Emily 3.626 = 3.6
Tony weight => 3.5
Tina 3.7 (=>3.65)

A. Emily's tomato weighs less than Tina's

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