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I'll second the self leveling. Works quite well, gets very smooth, but it has to be level, since it will utilize gravity, and will be level, even if your floor isn't. If your floor is level, you are probably looking at 1 bag to fill that space.

There are different levels of “self-leveling” and I don’t know how to tell you the difference. I’ve used one kind of cement which is “sort of” self leveling but still leaves some modestly uneven parts, small ripples, that sort of thing. And I’ve used another which is made for underpayment of wood floors which levels like water to a near-glass sheen although it’s a bit more viscous than that.

If that’s the route you go I would suggest doing a small test area someplace, even on a 1x1 board with temporary edges to see how it comes out. Once you put it down it’s devilishly hard to level up after it dries.
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