Strive to find ways to check your answer using both:

common sense, and

alternative means of calculating the same value.
It is important to anticipate what the answer will be. If there is a discrepancy between the expected answer and the calculated answer, continue to recalculate the values and reconsider your expectations until you decide which is correct. Sometimes our intuition is not correct and we must revise our thought. However, if we do not start with an idea of the result we are expecting, then we have nothing to gage our calculation against. This can be dangerous when your result is used to make decisions that affect human health and economy, and when a "key" is not available to confirm your result.