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Rounding numbers to the nearest 10

Rounding numbers to the nearest 10 means finding which 10 they are nearest to. For example, 68 rounded to the nearest 10 is 70. There are three more examples below.

Note: You can use this rounding calculator at the foot of this page to round a number to the nearest 10.

Rule for rounding to the nearest 10

Look at the number in the one’s place and…

Work through the examples below that show rounding to the nearest 10.

Example 1:

Example 2:

Example 3:

How to round to the nearest 10

Steps Ex. 1 Ex. 2 Ex. 3 Ex. 4
Let’s round a number to the nearest 10. 89 43 546 6521
Underline the one’s place. 89 43 546 6521
If it is less than 5, round down. 40 6520
If it is 5 or more, round up. 90 550
Pictorially 89 shown on a vertical scale between 0 and 100 43 shown on a vertical scale between 0 and 100 546 shown on a vertical scale between 500 and 600 6521 shown on a vertical scale between 6500 and 6600

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