Definition of about in mathematics

About is a word that are often used in math and it can mean the following:

  • Almost the same as
  • Very close to
  • Approximately
  • Almost equal to
  • Nearly


The weight of the lightest car is about two thousand pounds.

The product of 98 and 99 is nearly 10,000.

The sum of 11/8  and 4/8 is about 2.

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