# IGCSE Mathematics Paper-1: Specimen Questions with Answers 32 - 32 of 324

## Question 32

### Describe in Detail

Essay▾The table above gives the areas of forests of different countries, correct to 4 significant figures.

Forests of Countries | Area () |

Russia | |

Brazil | |

Canada | |

United States |

(a) List the Forests of Countries in order of area, smallest to largest.

________ < Canada < ________ < ________.

(b) Use a whole number to complete the statement in the answer space.

The area of forests of Russia is approximately ________ times the area of forests of Canada.

### Explanation

Here, correct the area of the countries to 4 significant figures:

- Area of forest of Russia will be:
**7,763, 000**because after fourth significant digit 2 there is 6 which is greater than 5, so 2 will be rounded and be 3. - Area of forest of Brazil will be:
**4,777, 000**because after fourth significant digit 6 there is 9 which is greater than 5, so 6 will be rounded and be 7. - Area of forest of Canada will be:
**3,101, 000**because after fourth significant digit 1 there is 3 which is less than 5, so 1 will remain same. - Area of forest of United States will be:
**3,031, 000**because after fourth significant digit 0 there is 8 which is greater than 5, so 0 will be rounded and be 1.

(a) Here, list of countries as per smallest to largest areas as below:

United States < Canada < Brazil < Russia

Because

(b) Here, area of forests of Russia by using whole number is:

Area of forests of Canada by using whole number is:

So, the area of forests of Russia is approximately **2.5** times the area of forests of Canada.

(** Calculation: **)