Round this number to the nearest 1000th place.

3,333.8485

A. 3,000

B. 3,333

C. 3,333.848

D. 3,333.8485

E. 3,333.849

macabresubwoofer Aug 16, 2019

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I was taught that the conventional way, when the last integer is an exact 5, is to round even down and round odd up.

Examples: 100**.**1245 the four is even so this rounds down to 100**.**124

100**.**1235 the three is odd so this rounds up to 100**.**124

The premise is that there there are an equal number of odd digits as even digits, so the rounding balances out, over the long run. I see that my method conflicts with CPhill. You might check with your teacher and see how s/he wants you to do it.

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Guest Aug 17, 2019

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