** Rounding Decimals to the Nearest **

Thousandth

Thousandth

**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.

Look at the digit to the immediate right of the

thousandth 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. Answer: 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.

Answer: 2.4780

**Remember:** If less than 5, round down. If 5 or greater,

round up.