## Prealgebra (7th Edition)

a) $0.5\%$ b) $0.53\%$
a) To round to the nearest tenth, inspect the digit in the hundredths position. $0.5\underset\uparrow269\%$$\Rightarrow since \lt5, round down 0.5269\%\approx0.5\% b) To round to the nearest hundredth, inspect the digit in the thousandths position. 0.52\underset\uparrow69\%$$\Rightarrow$ since $\geq5$, round up $0.5269\%\approx0.53\%$