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Rounding to the Nearest Hundredth - 7th grade

by Josie
(California)










































how do you round .0534843 to the nearest hundredth of a foot

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Apr 19, 2012
Rounding to the Nearest Hundredth
by: Staff


Question:

by Josie
(California)


how do you round .0534843 to the nearest hundredth of a foot


Answer:

This is the number: .0534843

The tenths place has a 0 in it: (.0xxxxxx)

The hundredths place has a 5 in it: (.x5xxxxx)

The thousandths place has a 3 in it: (.xx3xxxx)

The ten-thousandths place has a 4 in it: (.xxx4xxx)

The one-hundred-thousandths place has an 8 in it: (.xxxx8xx)




Rounding to the nearest tenth. The question is “should the number in the tenths place remain a zero, or should it be rounded to a 1”? Since the next number (0.05xxxxx) to the right of the 0 is a 5, round up the 0 to 1.

>>Rounded to the nearest tenth: 0.1


Rounding to the nearest hundredths. The question is “should the number in the hundredths place remain a 5, or should it be rounded to a 6”? The next number (0.053xxxx) to the right of the 5 is a 3. Since the 3 is less than 5, do not round the 5 in the hundredths place up to a 6.

>>Rounded to the nearest hundredth: 0.05


Rounding to the nearest thousandths. The question is “should the number in the thousandths place remain a 3, or should it be rounded to a 4”? The next number (0.0534xxx) to the right of the 3 is a 4. Since the 4 is less than 5, leave the 3 as a 3. Do not round the 3 up to a 4.

>>Rounded to the nearest thousandth: 0.053


Rounding to the nearest ten-thousandths. The question is “should the number in the ten-thousandths place remain a 4, or should it be rounded to a 5”? The next number (0.05348xx) to the right of the 4 is an 8. 8 is greater than 5. Therefore, round the 4 up to a 5.

>>Rounded to the nearest ten-thousandth: 0.0535


Rounding to the nearest one-hundred-thousandth. The question is “should the number in the one-hundred-thousandths place remain an 8, or should it be rounded to a 9”? The next number (0.053484x) to the right of the 8 is a 4. Since 4 is less than 5, do not round the 8 up to a 9.

>>Rounded to the nearest one-hundred-thousandth: 0.05348



>>> the final answer to your question is:

Rounded to the nearest hundredth: 0.05



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