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Goldentail’s Rounding Railroad Follow the four steps below to learn some fascinating facts about the history of railroads in America! 1 Solve the equations below, rounding each answer to the nearest whole number. 2 Circle your answers. 3 Use the Secret Coded Letter Values chart (to the right) and decode the numbers you circled. 4 Read the letters one column at a time (Starting at the top) to answer the two railroad questions. Secret Coded Letter Values 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 = ' = F =M =H =G =O =A = S =E 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 =N = I =L =R =X =C = J =Y =K 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 =D =B = P =W =T =Q =Z =U =V The first railroad in the United States star ted operating in 1830. The first transcontinental railroad, which joined the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, was completed on May 10, 1869 when a golden spike joined the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads. What was it called ? What city is the site of this historic event? 25 x .41 = 10 108 5= I 4 x 4.8 = 25 x .795 = 20 25 61 4= 5= 2= 635 25 = 3.8 x 5.9 = 32 x .33 = 2 x 2.4 = 57 86 17 1.1 x 3 = 3 x 7.12 = 11 P 4= 10 = 24 x .4 = 1.6 x 3 = 1.95 37 123 .75 x 9 = 1.25 = 10 = 12 = 4= 2.25 x 3 = 2.5 x 1.8 = 3 x 7.25 = .25 x 23 = 23 26 107 4.5 x 1.8 = 57 4= 10 = 2= .1 x 109 = 155 AND 20 = 5= 560 25 = 4 x 2.9 = .4 x 7 = 62 123 4= 15 = 5 x 3.9 = .19 x 75 = 40 x .12 = 38 156 30 3.2 x 3.2 = 4 x 5.45 = 124 4 x 4.55 = 178 8= 12 = 8= 1.7 x 1.7 = 1.2 x 8 = 105 38 21 3.1 x 7.1 = 5= 4= 12 = 16 = 8=