Rounding Whole Numbers

Thousands Place

 

Rounding a number means to change its value slightly so it is not as exact as the original number. Numbers are rounded to a certain place value - tens, hundreds, thousands. etc..

Numbers are rounded to make it easier to do various math processes such as estimating costs in one's head or dividing larger numbers.

RULE: To round a four digit number or higher number to the nearest thousands place:

 

Example 1: Round 7436 to the nearest thousands place

 

Example 2: Round 2748 to the nearest thousands place.

 

Example 3: Round 9346 to the nearest thousands place.

 

Example 4: Round the number 9674 to the nearest thousands place.

 

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