26 Answered Questions for the topic Estimation
The data set below shows the amount of trash generated by ten households (in pounds per day). Assume that the population is normally distributed.
The data set below shows the amount of trash generated by ten households (in pounds per day). Assume that the population is normally distributed.... more
Estimate amount of money needed for a 15% tip
Here is the question: Suppose that you want to leave your server a 15% tip on the dinner bill. The total bill amounts to $24.19. Estimate the amount of money that you should leave for a 25% tip.... more
using quadratic equation
A firework is launched off a platform 5ft above the ground. The initial velocity of the rocket was 150 feet per second. A function was created to model rocket’s distance from the point it was... more
Why don't the relative positions of stars and other objects in a galaxy change over the year?
Though the identifiable stars in a constellation (say Andromeda) and a galaxy (say the Andromeda galaxy) are situated light years apart, why doesn't the galaxy appear at different positions with... more
How to estimate amount of work/man hours for an unfamiliar task?
Sooner or later we come across a task in our project, with which we are totally unfamiliar ('we' as in PM, but also possibly the staff assigned to do this particular task). How can we estimate... more
Estimating user stories at the start of the project so that the PM can determine a quote for the client?
Recently I have started to work on a team in a new project. Our company is attempting to run things in an Agile manner.The project team consists of 4 developers each from different teams and with... more
How can we mitigate uncertainty about project estimation in the initial phase?
According to *Boehm’s Software Engineering Economics*, during the project initiation, estimates can be off by as much as 400%.However, in order to make the sale, account managers are expected to... more
Small firm with 4 developers and 2 project managers in need of some guidance for project workflow?
I work as a developer in a small IT firm with 4 developers and 2 project managers.We currently implement some sort of traditional project management, in which the workflow for a given project is as... more
How should a team handle disagreements about story-point estimates in Scrum?
During estimation, the Product Owner presents a user story that seems clear to a team that usually knows their strengths and weaknesses, and that is not hostile. What should the Scrum Master do if... more
Why use iterations in Scrum?
I am a Scrum Master in a 7 person team. We currently use one-week iterations for our sprints.I find that sprint planning overhead is huge (2 hours each week for entire team), and not nearly as... more
Estimation Math Help Math World Problem
c) 1000 is the answer but I need an explanation please :((
Jade buys a 500g bag of beads at a market. Each bead has a mass of 0.48g. Which of these is the best estimate for the number of beads in the 500g bag? a) 100 b) 250 c) 1000 d) 2500
A number of students were asked this question :
"How many cousins do you have?" The lowest answer given was 6. The highest answer given was 20. The total of all the answers given was 50. What is the smallest number of students who... more
a total of 60 hand weights some of the weights are 3 pounds and the rest are 5 pounds if there are 10 more 5 pound weights then 3 pound weight how many of each
it is the gym instructor and i need help solving this problem. i don't know how to find the equations
Chad is planning a party. he wants to serve pizza, chips, and soda. Chad discovers that he can purchase on pizza for $18.01, one bag of chips for $2.44, and one bottle of soda for $1.08 if chad... more
used 240 square yards for 16 people in their cast. to have between 26 and 36 people, about how many yards of fabric will they need
The theater department makes all of their own costumes for their plays. For their last play, they used 240 square yards of fabric to make costumes for 16 people in their cast. If their next cast is... more
76% of 180 estimate
estimate your answer
Curt is installing a picket fence around his garden which is 45.45 ft by 14.63 ft.
When he gets to the hardware store he finds that each picket fence slat is two feet wide. If Curt does not want any spaces between each slat, use estimation to determine how many slats of fencing... more
Suppose eight people can fit comfortably in a 5-ft x 5-ft square. Estimate the size of a crowd that is 5 feet deep and 1 mile long on one side of a street.
Hint: One mile = 5,280 feet
The number of passengers on an airline rose fairly steadily from about 200000 in 2005 to about 350 000 in the year 2010. (a) How many years are there from 2005 to 2010 inclusive (b) What was the... more
A coffee shop uses 873 coffee cups every 7 days....
(FULL QUESTION BELOW) A coffee shop uses 873 coffee cups every 7 days. Which is a reasonable estimate for the number of cups the coffee shop uses in 4 weeks?
real world math problem
A school district's property tax rate rises from 2.5% to 2.7% to cover a $300,000 budge deficit (shortage of money). What is the value of the property in the school district to the nearest dollar?... more
Meghan was trying to estimate 997,286 + 129,092. Her estimated sum was 300,000. What mistake did she make? What is the correct estimated sum?
What mistake did she make? What is the correct estimated sum?
claire would like to save 674.72 in a year to purchase a new camera. she estimate she needs to save 40 per month,
Explain why her estimation is reasonable Exactly how much money does she need to ssave each month so reach her goal rounded to the nearest hundredth
Estimation System Of Linear Equations
The sum of the digits of a certain two digit number is 4. When you reverse its digits you decrease the number by 36. What is the number?
Solve using estimation or system of linear equations