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Another Problem 2
Question:
2.Round the following numbers as specified.
(a) 3476.29119 rounded to 5 digits
(b) 860.91743 rounded to 2 digits
(c) 171.171774 rounded to 4 decimal places
(d) 8.97531 rounded to 3 decimal places
Solution: (a) 3476.3 (b) 860 or 8.6 hundred (c) 171.1718 (d) 8.975
Sketch:
In each case, identify the digit to be rounded to, and then examine the next
digit, rounding up if the next digit is 5 or greater, rounding down if the
next digit is 4 or less. Keep in mind the difference between a digit and a
decimal place.
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