From the above newspaper cutting,

• Identify one information where an approximated figure is used, and why you think the approximated figure is used.

1. 120 billion yuan. It is simpler for ppl to remember or to use as a example.

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4. 65,000 old buses and taxis to be taken off the road before the Games.

It is not possible and not necessary to count the exact number of buses and taxis.

5. 1 000 000 social volunteer at community level.

6. 10,000,000 bicycles in beijing because there are too much possible amount of bicycles

7. 120 billion yuan. As is to big a number to count.

8. 10000000 is a approximated figure as the population keeps purchasing them and it won't be accurate

9. 1000000 social volunteers in the community.

It is not possible to give the exact number of volunteers and it is not really relevant and it is also easier for people to remember the number.

10. 2,500,000 expected visitors to beijing during games

11. 16,330,000 permanent residents of the city.It is hard to count the number of people in the city

12. It helps the people to understand and visualize easily.

13. 10,000,000 bicycles because it is very difficult to count the number of bicycles i China

14. 10,000,000 bicycles in Beijing, because they can't possible count the total number of bicycles as some people might be hiding their bikes.

15. 7 million tickets sold. It cant be so accurate.

16. 198km train track.

The track cannot possibly be exactly 198km.

17. "7,000,000 Tickets sold for the Games." It is easier for people to remember and it is also easier to obtain this number. Few peoples cares about the exact amount, for example 7,123,456 Tickets sold for the Games. Few people remember and care about the "123,456" in "7,123,456". So the newspaper need not put the actual number.
-Christopher Nah

18. 3300000 forecast number of cars to go to Beijing because it is not possible to know how many cars that will be here before the event started.

19. 2,500,000 expected visitors to beijing during games because it is impossible for them to count the number of visitors before the game begins.

20. 65 000 buses and taxis to be taken off the road.

21. 5,850,000 tonnes of rubbish produced in the city in 2006. It is a shocking amount of rubbish produced hence resulting in a big impact in our minds

22. 5000 yuan for the cost of the opening-ceremony seat.
It cannot be so accurate

23. 10 000 000 bicycles There cannot be an exact figure as they did not count exactly as there are too many people

24. The number of residents should not be an exact figure as China is one of the country with the most population.

25. 10,500 athletes competing