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In this lesson, we will look at rounding decimals.

The rules for rounding decimals are the same as the rules for whole numbers.

** Example: **

Round 74.862 to the nearest tenths

* Solution: *

The digit at the tenth place is 8.

The digit to the right of 8 is 6.

Since 6 > 5 we round up.

74.862 rounded to the nearest tenths is 74.9

* Example*:

Round 74.862 to the nearest hundredths

* Solution: *

The digit at the hundredth place is 6.

The digit to the right of 6 is 2.

Since 2 < 5 we round down.

74.862 rounded to the nearest hundredths is 74.86

* Example*:

Round 74.862 to the nearest whole number

* Solution: *

The digit at the ones place is 4.

The digit to the right of 4 is 8.

Since 8 > 5 we round up.

74.862 rounded to the nearest whole number is 75

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