# What is 5,812 rounded to the nearest Thousand?

Dec 27, 2016

We can round $5 , 812$ as $6000$.

#### Explanation:

To round any number to the nearest desired position, one should first mark the position, to which number is to be rounded.

Here we have to round $5 , 812$ to nearest thousand and we have $5$ in that position, we write it as

$5812$
$\textcolor{red}{\uparrow}$

Here we have placed a red arrow immediately to the right of $5$ and between next digits $812$.

Now let us examine $812$. As this is $500$ or more (i.e. more than half of one thousand to which we have to round,

hence, we can round $5 , 812$ as $6000$

Note Had it been less than $500$, we would have just omitted it and it would have been rounded to $5000$.