Problem: The following statements are all true.a. Jessicas house is 5 km from the grocery store.b. Jessicas house is 4.73 km from the grocery store.c. Jessicas house is 4.73297 km from the grocery store.How can all the statements be true?

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Recall:

  • In rounding off numbers
    • Round down if the last digit dropped is four or less.
    • Round up if the last digit dropped is 5 or more.
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The following statements are all true.

a. Jessicas house is 5 km from the grocery store.

b. Jessicas house is 4.73 km from the grocery store.

c. Jessicas house is 4.73297 km from the grocery store.

How can all the statements be true?

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