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Rounding Decimals Numbers to the Nearest Tenth
To round number to nearest tenth, Look at the
decimal to the immediate right of the tenth place. If it
is 5 or above, round up. If it is 4 or below, round
down.
Example: Round 2.68 to nearest tenth.
Look at the digit to the immediate right of the tenth
place.
The 6 is in the tenth place.
8 is greater than 5, so round up. Add 1 to the
digit you are rounding to.
2.68
1
____
+
2.78
Replace all digits to right of the one you are rounding to
with zeros.
2.68 rounded to the nearest tenth is 2.70
What if the number we were rounding was 2.63

Number to the right of the tenths digit 3.
Since the 3 is less than 5 we round down.
2.70
So, 2.38 rounded to the nearest tenth is 2.7
The tenth place digit (7) is left unchanged.
In both cases we Looked at the digit to the
immediate right of the tenth place.
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