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Rounding Decimal to the Nearest Thousandth

Rounding Decimal to the Nearest Thousandth 

Example: Round 2.4786 to nearest thousandth.

The 8 is in the thousandth place.

rounding to the nearest thousandth

Look at the digit to the immediate right of the
hundredth place.

6 is greater than 5, so round up. Add 1 to the
digit you are rounding to. 2.4796

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.