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Rounding to the Nearest HundredthThe hundredth place is the second number after the decimal. If the instructions say to round to the nearest hundredth, your answer should only have two numbers after the decimal (like 8.21 or 53.97). Rounding to the nearest hundredth is like asking how much it would cost in dollars and cents.
Step 1: Draw a line after the number in the hundredth place (after the second number to the right of the decimal). Step 2: Decide if the number in the hundredths place should stay the same or round up. To decide, look at the number after the line. If it is 5 or higher, you'll round up. If. It is 4 or less, the number in the hundredth place will stay the same. Example 

Round 6.2741 to the nearest hundredth.
Step 1: Draw a line after the 7.
Step 1: Draw a line after the 7.
Think about where 6.2741 is on a number line. It's somewhere between 6.27 and 6.28. When we round to the nearest hundredth, we're figuring out whether it's closer to 6.27 or 6.28 on the number line.
Step 2: Decide whether the 7 should stay the same or round up to an 8.
The number after the 7 is a 4. This means you'll keep the number in the hundredths place the same.
The rounded answer is: 6.27
Do you learn better by watching a video? Check out the short video below to see some examples of rounding to the nearest hundredth.
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