Rounding is a useful skill for estimating and simplifying numbers. When rounding, a number is expressed to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, or other place value, depending on the desired level of accuracy.
To round a number to the nearest 10, 100, or 1000, consider the digit at the place value one position to the right. If it is 5 or greater, round up; if it is less than 5, round down.
Let’s look at some examples:
1. Round 543 to the nearest 10 and 100.
2. Round 1276 to the nearest 10, 100, and 1000.
3. Round 25725 to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, and 10000.
When working with larger numbers, rounding can be applied to any place value, such as millions or billions.
If the population of a country is 1,437,638,023. Round this number to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10000, million, and billion.
Remember, rounding is a tool for simplifying numbers and making them easier to work with. Keep in mind the context and level of accuracy required when choosing the appropriate place value for rounding.