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Rounding whole numbers to nearest ten

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around 1585 to the nearest tens let me rewrite the number 1585 to the nearest 10 so we want to focus on the tens place we want to focus on the tens place if we were to round it up if we were to round it up we would go to 1,500 let me let me color code it we would round up to 1590 the eight would round up to a nine and ninety if we were to round down we would go to one thousand five hundred and we would round down to eighty so these are our two choices now we've seen the last two examples if the place to the right of it is five or greater if it is 5 or greater we round up well the place to the right of it is definitely five or greater it is 5 so we round up so it is 1590 and we're done