## Lucas and Mitchell were asked to add the numbers 3.54 and 12.09. Lucas stated that he completed the addition problem by usi

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Lucas and Mitchell were asked to add the numbers 3.54 and 12.09.

Lucas stated that he completed the addition problem by using the following method:

First, I broke the numbers apart. I broke 3.54 into 3.00+0.50+0.04 and 12.09 into 12.00+0.09.

Then, I combined 0.04 and 0.09 to get 0.13.

Next, I combined 0.13 and 0.50 to get 0.63.

Then, I combined 3.00+12.00 to get 15.00.

Finally, I added the decimal to get 15.63.

Mitchell stated that he completed the addition problem by using the following method:

First, I added the whole numbers to get 3.00+12.00=15.00.

Next, I added the numbers in the tenths place, 0.50+0.00=0.50.

Then, I added the numbers in the hundredths place, 0.04+0.09=0.013.

I then added 0.50 and 0.013 to get 0.513.

Lastly, I added the decimal to the whole number to get 15.513.

Determine if Lucas and/or Mitchell had a flaw in their method. If they did, correct the flaw(s) so that both the methods used are correct. PLZ ANSWER THE QUESTION!

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3 months 2021-07-26T01:36:42+00:00 1 Answers 0 views 0