# How do you round 4.9675 to the nearest thousandth?

Apr 3, 2016

$4.968$

#### Explanation:

Here is your number sorted into units, tenths, hundredths, thousandths and tens of thousandths.

U . T H Th TTh
0 . 0 0 0 0
4 . 9 6 7 5

So, to round it to the nearest thousandth, we need to concentrate on the number that comes after this place - tens of thousandths. This number will determine whether we round it up or down.

If it is below five, we round down to $4.967$
If it is above or equal to five, then we round up to $4.968$

A handy saying for this is "Five and above go up like a dove."

So, as our number is $4.9675$, we round up to $4.968$.

Hope this helps; let me know if I can do anything else:)