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# Shen’s mother gave him $10 to go buy groceries. He picked up a gallon of milk for$3.49, three pounds of oranges that cost $1.14 per pound, and a box of cereal for$3.46. Shen used front-end estimation to determine whether he had enough money for the groceries. How much did he estimate the total cost would be?

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Shen’s mother gave him $10 to go buy groceries. He picked up a gallon of milk for$3.49, three pounds of oranges that cost $1.14 per pound, and a box of cereal for$3.46. Shen used front-end estimation to determine whether he had enough money for the groceries. How much did he estimate the total cost would be?He estimated that he had about $7 worth of groceries.He estimated that he had about$9 worth of groceries.He estimated that he had about $10.30 worth of groceries.He estimated that he had about$10.40 worth of groceries.What is the value of –112.84 – 54.14 – (–29.18)?Total cost would be $10.37 which is$(10.37 - 10) = \$0.37 higher than the amount given to him by his mother.