# Compute

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Mathematical Use

Used when discussing calculations or measurements in math, science, or daily life. I had to compute the volume of the container for my science project.
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Logical Thinking

Implies using reason or logic to figure something out, not just numbers. Can you compute how many cars we need for the trip based on the number of passengers?
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Not Guesswork

Suggests a precise process, not estimating or making a guess. She computed the exact cost of the groceries, so there was no surprise at checkout.