Rounding Decimals

**Round Decimals**

Rounding decimals is similar to rounding whole numbers except that the digits to the right of the given place value are dropped instead of being replaced by zeroes.

**Step 1**: Identify the place you want to round

**Step 2**: Look at the digit to its right

**Step 3**: If that digit is 5 or greater, increase the rounding-place digit by 1. If that digit is less than 5, do not change the rounding place digit.

**Step 4**: Drop all the digits to the right.

**Example**

Round 0.6073 to the nearest hundredth

Step 1

0.6__0__73 Rounding Place

Step 2

0.6__0__73 7 is the digit to the right

Step 3

0.6__0__73 **7 > 5, **therefore change the 0 to 1.

Step 4

0.6__1__73 Drop the digits to the right

We obtain 0.61 when we round 0.6073 to the nearest hundredth