Tom P.

asked • 05/29/19

A bag of rivets weighs 1050g. 114 rivets weighs 10g. How many rivets in the bag?

I initially figured this as 10/114=0.088g per rivet. Meaning 1050g/0.88g=11,931.818181... rivets in the bag.

But now I'm second guessing myself. I truncated the weight per rivet to 0.088g/rivet. It actually is 0.087719298245614g/rivet.

Are both answers correct, permitting I'm allowed to truncate to the 3rd decimal place?

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