Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0134467795
ISBN 13: 978-0-13446-779-5

Chapter 4 - Decimals - 4.2 Rounding Decimal Numbers - 4.2 Exercises - Page 280: 8



Work Step by Step

We are asked to round 96.81584 to the nearest ten-thousandth. Step 1. Draw a cut-off line after the ten-thousandths place. We are cutting off the 4. It will be dropped. Step 2. We look at the first number after the cut-off line, which is 4. Step 3. Since this number is less than 5, the number in the ten-thousandths place stays the same. Therefore, 96.81584 rounded to the nearest ten-thousandth is 96.8158.
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