**Rounding Decimal Numbers to Nearest Whole Number**

**Rounding Numbers to the Nearest Whole or Ones Digit**

Rounding to Nearest Whole, also called rounding to

the nearest ones digit or unit digit. Example; 3.675

rounded the nearest whole is 4.

Example-1: round the number 2.241 to the nearest

whole.

1. First find the ones digit, the first digit before the

decimal place.

2.341

The next digit (the tenths place digit) is shown in blue.

We round up or down depending on the value of the next

digit.

If the tenths place digit is less than 5, round down. To round

down, remove all digits beginning at the next digit.

If the tenths place digit is greater than or equal to 5, we

would round up.

To round up, remove all digits beginning at the next digit

2.341

3 is less than 5, so round down to 2

Example-2: round 25.74 to the nearest whole.

7 is 5 or more, so round up to 26