Round off numbers

1.6   Round off numbers
Rounding off means a number is made simpler by keeping its value intact but closer to the next number

Round the number to the nearest thousands.


Step1: Underline the number in the 'thousands' place value.

7 3 2 6
Thousands Hundreds Tens Ones

Step 2: Identify the number for 'hundreds'.

0 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9
Weak Numbers Strong Numbers

Digits in the 'thousands' place value  Digits in the 'thousands' place value

add 0                                                   add 1

\(\begin{aligned} &\color{red}{7}\;3\;2\;6\quad\Longrightarrow\quad\;\color{red}{7}\;3\;2\;6 \\&\small{+0} \end{aligned}\)     

3 is in 'weak numbers',

so the number in the thousands place must add 0.

Step 3: Change the number in the 'hundreds', 'tens' and 'ones' place value to zero.


So, 7326 rounded to the nearest thousands is 7000.