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When GCSE questions ask you to estimate the result of a numerical calculation on the non-calculator paper you should proceed as follows:

Round the numbers in the problem to 1 significant figure before performing calculations.

Be careful if you have a number less than 1 for a denominator. For example, if the denominator = 0.4 then multiply the numerator and denominator by 10 so that you end up dividing by the whole number 4. 

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