# Please how do I round 56.479 cents to the nearest cents?

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Please how do I round 56.479 cents to the nearest cent?

Please how do I round 56.479 cents to the nearest cent?

##### 3 Answers

56

#### Explanation:

Rounding generally follows the 5/4 rule - round up for a 5 and down for a 4. Per Meave60's comment, ONLY the digit to the right of the rounding space is considered.

My previous answer "rolling up" the digits was incorrect - sorry!

Here are a couple of good explanations:

http://www.math.com/school/subject1/lessons/S1U1L3DP.html

56 cents

#### Explanation:

We have 56 cents + 0.479 cents

so the 'cut off' point is the red part

We look at the first digit only that is immediately to the right of the cut off point. In this case it is the four

This is the rule:

If this digit is less than 5 we do not change the red part.

If the digit is 5 or more we increase the red part by 1.

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is less than 5 so we do not change the red part.

Answer

My original answer was wrong! Please read. Comments below for a correct answer.

#### Explanation:

The nearest cent would be a whole number - so you end up with no numbers after a decimal point.

The basic rule is any number BELOW 5 gets rounded down. So; 5.4 rounded to the nearest whole number would be 5. And number BIGGER than 5 gets rounded up. So; 5.5 rounded to the nearest whole number would be 6.