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### Course: 4th grade > Unit 2

Lesson 1: Rounding whole numbers- Addition, subtraction, and estimation: FAQ
- Rounding whole numbers to nearest hundred
- Rounding whole numbers to nearest thousand
- Round whole numbers
- Rounding whole numbers: missing digit
- Round whole numbers to different place values
- Rounding whole numbers word problems
- Round whole numbers word problems

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# Rounding whole numbers to nearest thousand

Sal rounds 423,275 to the nearest thousand. Created by Sal Khan and Monterey Institute for Technology and Education.

## Want to join the conversation?

- I have a problem at rounding up this number, this is either my teacher teach me this or I just don't know:

`Round 14,699 to the nearest ten thousand`

I have 2 way of doing this`- Round every single number, start at the one, and then move up to ten thousand.`

- Round the thousand.

If with way 1, I'll get*20000*(my teacher taught me this)

If with way 2, I'll get*10000*(like the demonstration)*Which way is correct?*(29 votes)- The answer would be 10000. You always use the digit to the right of the place you want to round to help you determine whether to round up or down. But notice you said "round the thousand", but you are actually rounding the ten thousand, by looking at the thousand.(34 votes)

- when you round to the nearest hundred thousand what do you do?(10 votes)
- When you round to the nearest hundred thousand you round up by a hundred thousand. For example, lets say you have, 587,531, when you round to the nearest hundred thousand it becomes 600,000. Hope this helps.(8 votes)

- How do you round fraction(8 votes)
- 8/7you can round that to one because 7/7 is one,and 8/7 is not too much bigger. hope this helps(6 votes)

- I think he switched the greater than and less than sign.<5 >5(6 votes)
- The inequalities are correct. Sal initially made an error, but immediately corrects his error.(7 votes)

- yeah 5 is supposed to round up. 5 is closer to the following.(6 votes)
- Oh my goodness I am so confused someone help me!

Edit: Thank you for all the support now I finally get it!(4 votes)- So, just try to get this formula -

When it is rounding of to tens, check the ones place.

When it is rounding of to hundreds, check the tens place.

When it is rounding of to thousands, check the hundreds place.

Got the pattern? So it is like we go to check the before digit. So if I ask you to round ten-thousands, the answer should be to check the thousand's place. So, now that we have to round to the thousand's, I am going to check the hundred's place.

Let's take the number 343,798 for example. Now, check the hundred's place. Did you get it? Well, the hundred's place is 7. So, is it 5 or more than 5, or less than 5? Well, it is 7 so it is greater than 5. So it will go forward. So it will become 10. Then the numbers which are front of it will also become 0. So, the number's 9 in the ten's digit and the number 8 in the one's digit will become 0. Now, is the rounding finished? No, it is not. The number 7 has become 10 so we have to change the thousand's digit, in this case, 3. Now, add 1 to 3, because the ten's place in the number 10 is 1. So after you add 1 to the thousand's place, it becomes four. And, we are done. The answer is 344,000. If you got it, please comment below and this a challenge, try to figure out what happens if the hundred's place is less then 5. Comment below! And please give the answer to this question. 254,667 rounded of to the nearest thousand's. Feel free to comment down below if you have any doubts. I am glad to answer!

- Akshay(5 votes)

- would the number being rounded change or the number higher change?(2 votes)
- This is pointless and annoying(2 votes)
- What does "Increment" and "Decrement" Mean?(1 vote)
- "increment" means go up, increase, add.

"decrement" means go down, decrease, subtract or reduce.

FYI - Next time use a dictionary. It's faster than waiting for a response to a question posted here.(3 votes)

- how can I round 1500 to the nearest whole number?(1 vote)
- It is already a whole number. So, rounding does not change it.

If you had a number like:

15.7, then rounding to a whole number turns it into 16.

15.2, then rounding to a whole number turns it into 15

Hope this helps.(3 votes)

## Video transcript

Round 423,275 to the
nearest thousand. So let me rewrite it: 423,275. And so the thousands place is
the 3 right here, and so if we were round it up to the nearest
thousand, we would go to 420-- let me write it so we
just focus on the 3-- we would go up to 424,000 if we wanted
to round up, 424,000, and if we wanted to round down,
we would go to 423,000. We would get rid of the 275. 423,000. So this is our choice. Round up to 424,000 or round
down to 423,000. And to figure it out, we just
look at the digit one place to the right of the 3, so we look
at the 2 right there. If that digit is 5 or greater,
you round up. So this is 5. So if this is greater than
or equal to 5, 5 or greater, you round up. If it's less than 5,
you round down. 2 is definitely less than 5, so
we just round down, so it is 423,000. Now just to visualize what
this means to the nearest thousand, if I were to do a
number line-- and you don't have to do this. We've gotten the answer, but
just to have a little bit better visualization of it,
if I were to increment by thousands, you might have
422,000, 423,000. You have 424,000, and then
maybe over here, you have 425,000, and you could
keep going. Now 423,275 is going to be
someplace right around here. And so when we round to the
nearest thousand, we have to pick between that and that. We see that it much closer to
423,000 than to 424,000, so we round it right there. But you just use the rules we
just came up with, and we rounded down to 423,000.