Rounding to Thousandths Worksheets

How to Round Numbers to Thousandths (Decimals) - The technique of rounding off numbers to their nearest place values or decimal places has helped mathematicians a lot in estimation very large or small values. The meaning of rounding off is to bind the exact value of a numeric figure to its nearest place value or decimal place. For example, the number 736,256 will be rounded off to its nearest tens, and we will get an answer of 736,260. Here in this example, we can see that the number 56 at the end is converted into 60. Why is that so? Let us see. There are certain rules for rounding off numbers. If the end value (6 in this case) is 5 or greater than 5, then it will be rounded off to its next tens. Contrarily, if the end value is less than 5, it will be rounded off to its previous tens. Similarly, in decimals, things are pretty much the same. Thousandth place value refers to the third place right to the decimal. For example, in a number 0.346671, 6 right next to 4 is the thousandth figure. Here we see that after 6, we have another 6, which is greater than 5, so we will round it off to 7, and the answer will become 0.347. It is how we round of decimals numbers to their nearest thousandths.

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