The weights of five oranges are 7.47 ounces, 7.23 ounces, 6.46 ounces, 7.48 ounces, and 6.81 ounces. Using the clustering estimation technique, what is the approximate total weight of the oranges? 34 ounces 35 ounces 35.45 ounces 35.5 ounces

In the clustering estimation technique, you group numbers that are close in value together and then find an approximate total. Let's group the weights of the oranges:

Group 1: 7.23 ounces, 7.47 ounces and 7.48 ounces (total = 7.23 + 7.47 + 7.48)

Group 2: 6.46 ounces and 6.81 ounces (total = 6.46 + 6.81)

Now, add the totals for each group:

Group 1: 7.23 + 7.47 + 7.48 = 22.18 ounces Group 3: 6.46 + 6.81 = 13.27 ounces

Now, add the totals of all the groups:

Total weight ≈ 22.18 ounces + 13.27 ounces ≈ 35.45 ounces

So, the approximate total weight of the oranges using the clustering estimation technique is 35 ounces.

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