Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321825535
ISBN 13: 978-0-32182-553-7

Chapter 1 - Whole Numbers - Test: 24

Answer

Dependent upon the place to which a number is being rounded (tens, hundreds, tenths, hundredths, etc), the last digit determines which way a number is rounded. If the given digit is $\geq5$ then the number is rounded upwards in the next place (ie. 15,000 to 20,000). If the given digit is $\leq4$ then the number is rounded downwards in the next place (ie. 14,000 to 10,000).

Work Step by Step

1. 15,000 to 20,000 (rounding to the nearest ten-thousand). a. note which digit represents the ten-thousand place b. check if the immediate digit to the right is 5 or greater c. increase the ten-thousand digit by one and make all subsequent numbers 0 2. 14,000 to 10,000 (rounding to the nearest ten-thousand). a. note which digit represents the ten-thousand place b. check if the immediate digit to the right is 4 or less c. decrease the ten-thousand digit by one and make all subsequent numbers 0
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