Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

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Chapter 4 - Decimals - 4.2 Rounding Decimal Numbers - 4.2 Exercises - Page 281: 44

Answer

They equal the same amount (6 cents). Instead of rounding, subtract value A from value B and if the result is positive then value B is greater, if the result is 0 the values are the same, if the result is negative then value A is bigger.

Work Step by Step

1. 0.5968 rounded to the nearest cent is 0.06 (6 cents) 2. 0.6014 rounded to the nearest cent is 0.06 (6 cents) 3. Check the values: 6 = 6; they are the same 4. Try an alternate method that compares value at a greater precision.
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