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# APPROXIMATION

CONTENT

1. Rounding off Numbers to the Nearest Whole Numbers, $$10, 100, 1000, 0.5, 0.1,$$ etc.
2. Application of Approximation in Everyday Life
3. Quantitative Reasoning

## Rounding off Numbers to the Nearest $$10, 100$$ and $$1000$$

You recall that powers of ten as $$10^1, 10^2, 10^3$$ are $$10, 100, 1000$$ etc. respectively. When rounding off to any of these powers of ten, numbers half or above half of $$10$$ are rounded off by adding one to the required digit, while the remaining lower digits are dropped to zero.

Example 1

Round off $$253 \text{ } 718$$ to the nearest thousand.

Solution

The thousands digit is $$3$$, and the digit before it is $$7$$.

Since $$7$$ is higher than $$5$$, hence it is rounded up to $$10$$ and $$1$$ is added to $$3$$ to become $$4$$, and the remaining digits are replaced with $$zero$$. That is;

$$253 \text{ } 718 = 254 \text{ } 000$$ to the nearest $$1 \text{ } 000$$. This is because $$718$$ is nearer to $$1 \text{ } 000$$ than $$418$$ or $$7$$ is nearer to $$10$$ than it is to $$zero$$.

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