# What is the total of 42, 75, 189, 301, and 728?

Apr 3, 2016

1335

#### Explanation:

When we are asked to find the total of something, you just add them up. An easy way to do this is to place them in rows (with $0$ as a placeholder so that the units, tens and hundred all line up), then add up each line.

$042$
$075$
$189$
$301$
$728$
$- - -$
$005$ and $20$ carried over to the next column
$035$ and $200$ carried over to the next column
$335$ and $1000$ carried over to the next column
So our total is $1335$!

Alternatively, if your test/work allows it, you can use a calculator:)

Hope this helps; let me know if I can do anything else!