# Round 0.5959 to the nearest thousandth?

Mar 30, 2018

$0.596$

#### Explanation:

The first step is to determine where the thousandths place is. Here is a chart as a refresher:

So, looking at your number, we can determine that this is the thousandths place that we are rounding to:

$0.59 \textcolor{red}{\text{5}} 9$

To round you are going to look the number just to the right of the number you are rounding. So we're looking at $9$.

$0.59 \textcolor{red}{\text{5}} \textcolor{b l u e}{9}$

If the number to the right is
$0 - 4$ you stay the $\text{same}$
$5 - 9$ you round $\text{up}$

Since the number to the right is $9$, we are going to round up:

$0.59 \textcolor{red}{\text{5}} 9 \rightarrow 0.59 \textcolor{red}{6}$