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Rounding Decimal to the Nearest Thousandth
Example: Round 2.4786 to nearest thousandth.
The 8 is in the thousandth place.
Look at the digit to the immediate right of the
hundredth place.
rounding to the nearest thousandth
6 is greater than 5, so round up. Add 1 to the
digit you are rounding to. 2.47
96
Replace all digits to right of the one you are rounding to
with zeros.   
Anwer: 2.4790
if the number we were rounding was 2.4784

Number to the right of the thousandth digit is 4.
Since 4 is less than 5 we round down and leave the
thousandth place digit unchanged.
Anwer: 2.4780
Remember: If less than 5, round down. If 5 or greater,
round up.
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