# What is 21000 rounded to the nearest ten thousand?

## roundibng

Nov 19, 2017

#### Explanation:

$21 , 000$ rounded up to the nearest ten thousand is still same thing as $21 , 000$

See the below..

Nearest hundred $= 1 , 00$

Neareest thousand $= 1 , 000$

Nearest ten thousand $= 10 , 000$

Nov 19, 2017

$20 , 000$

#### Explanation:

$21 , 000$ is closer to $20 , 000$ than it is to $21 , 000$.

Here's how you can round numbers:

$\textcolor{red}{2} \textcolor{g r e e n}{1} , 000$ to the nearest ten thousand.

We care about the $\textcolor{red}{\text{ten-thousands place}}$.

We will look one digit to the right of the place we care about, the $\textcolor{g r e e n}{\text{thousands place}}$.

The number in the thousands place, $1$, is less than $5$. That means that we should round the number down to the next-lowest "ten thousand," which is $20 , 000$.