# A furniture company is placing an order for screws. It uses 37 screws for each table and 14 screws for each chair. The company needs to order screws for 12 tables and 48 chairs. What is the most reasonable estimate of the total number of screws they need to order?

Mathematics · Middle School · Thu Feb 04 2021

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To estimate the total number of screws the furniture company needs to order, you can round the number of screws needed for the tables and chairs to the nearest ten and then multiply by the number of tables and chairs they are making.

For tables, it uses 37 screws each, which can be rounded to 40 screws for estimation purposes. For chairs, it uses 14 screws each, which can be rounded to 10 screws for estimation purposes.

Now, calculate the estimated number of screws for the tables: 12 tables × 40 screws/table = 480 screws

And for the chairs: 48 chairs × 10 screws/chair = 480 screws

Finally, add the two amounts together to get the total estimated number of screws: 480 screws (for tables) + 480 screws (for chairs) = 960 screws

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To estimate the total number of screws required, we can round the number of screws needed for each table and each chair to the nearest ten and then multiply by the number of tables and chairs.

For tables: Each table needs 37 screws, which we can round to 40 screws for estimation purposes. So, for 12 tables, we estimate: 12 tables * 40 screws/table = 480 screws.

For chairs: Each chair needs 14 screws, which we can round to 10 screws for estimation purposes. Now, for 48 chairs, we estimate: 48 chairs * 10 screws/chair = 480 screws.

Now, add the two estimates together: 480 screws (for tables) + 480 screws (for chairs) = 960 screws.

Therefore, a reasonable estimate for the total number of screws required for the order would be 960 screws.