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In a question about rounding, the question will tell us which place value to
round to. It may say ‘round to the nearest hundred’ or ‘round to the nearest
In order to round, we have to look at the digit to the right of the one we need to
be rounding. So if we’re rounding to the nearest hundred, we have to look at
the tens column.
If the number in that column is 4 or less , the number is rounded down. If the
number in that column is 5 or more, the number is rounded up.We can also
use this same method on decimal numbers.
Let’s try rounding 3 different numbers to the nearest hundred: 4562, 8631 and 9784 As we’re rounding to the nearest hundred, we need to look at the tens column.In 4562, the tens column has a 6 so we have to round UP.
4562 ——> 4600
In 8631, the tens column has a 3 so we have to round DOWN.
8631 ——> 8600
In 9784, the tens column has an 8 so we have to round UP.
9784 ——> 9700
Sometimes, if there is a question with complicated numbers in a calculation,
you can use rounding to get a quick estimate of the answer.
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