# How do you write 2.738 correct to 2 decimal places?

Mar 3, 2018

See below.

#### Explanation:

Since $2.738$ is only one decimal place more then 2 decimal places, the main numbers that we are going to be looking at are $2.7 \textcolor{b l u e}{38}$.

Now, we are going to have to round that $3$ in the $38$. To do that, you must look at the $8$, and see if it is larger then 5, or less than 5. Since it is larger than, you can round the $38$ up to $40$. So now the number you have is $2.740$, but since the $0$ does not need to be included, you have $2.74$, which is 2 decimal places.

Mar 3, 2018

$2.74$

#### Explanation:

$2.74$, because when the next decimal digit is $\ge 5$, then it adds up one to the previous one.