what is 387.36 rounded to the nearest one?

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baxthum8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

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To round a number to the nearest digit we must look at the digit to the right of the number we are rounding to.

In this case, since we are rounding to the nearest ones place, or units, we will look at the digit to the right which is the tenths place.

If the tenths place is 5 or greater the unit, or ones, will increase by one.  If the tenths place is less than 5 our ones will stay the same.

Our tenths digit is a 3, therefore our units will stay a 7. The rest of the numbers to the right of the ones, disappear or become zeros but we don't place in the answer.

387.36 is between the 2 ones of 387 and 388.

Since the tenths was a 3, 387.36 will round to 387 to the nearest ones.

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givingiswinning | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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387.36 rounded to the nearest one is 387.

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jess1999 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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By rounding to the nearest one it means round to the nearest whole number . So the number 387.36 round to the nearest whole number would be 387 . You round it down because .36 is less than .5 which means that your answer is 387 when you round it to the nearest one

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Wiggin42 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) Valedictorian

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We need to find out what is 387.36 rounded to the nearest one. 

First determine which number is in the ones place. In your case, that number is 7. Now, look at the number immediately to the right of it. If that number is 5 or greater, round up. If that number is 4 or smaller, round down. In this case, 3 means we round down to get 387. 

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acompanioninthetardis | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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when rounding to the nearest ones, remove all the decimals if they are less then .5, if at .5, then round up, in this case the answer is 387.

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zumba96 | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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387.36 rounded to the nearest one would be 387. That is because you are trying to round to one. The number based on the change is 3 and since that is less than 5 it wont round up therefore the answer would be 387

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atyourservice | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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387.36 rounded to the nearest one is 387 because a number is rounded up when it is more than 5 and rounded down when it is less that 5. 

The 6 after the 3 will round it up to a 4 making the number 387.4 but 4 is less than 5 and to round it to the nearest one it will become a 0 making 387.4 a 387

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