Round to the Nearest Tenth Calculator

Created by Komal Rafay
Reviewed by Davide Borchia
Last updated: Dec 22, 2022

Just when you thought rounding numbers was difficult, we came up with the solution to create a round to the nearest tenth calculator, and that's not the only one. We have plenty more, but for now, we will talk about:

  • What does the nearest tenth mean; and
  • How to round to the nearest tenth; you will be able to do it at your fingertips. It's that easy.

Round to tenth — meaning

Well, if you are here out of curiosity, then you might be wondering, what does it even mean to round to the nearest tenth? Or maybe one of your students asked you, "what the nearest tenth means?" while you were talking about rounding to ten.

In decimal numbers, the tenth place in the place value system is the one right after the decimal point. So, rounding to the nearest tenth means rounding up or down the number at the tenth position, using the number at the hundredth, which is the one right after the tenth.

It also means that the rounding rules apply as usual. You round up a number if it is greater than 4. Otherwise, you round down.

For instance, the number 21.7521.75 rounded to the nearest tenth is 21.821.8.
The number 72.3372.33 rounded to the nearest tenth is 72.372.3.

This is how to round to the nearest tenth. And this is precisely what our round to the nearest tenth calculator will do for you.

Using our round to the nearest tenth calculator

So to start with the tool, the first thing that you need to do is:

  • Input the decimal number which you want to round to its nearest tenth;
  • And that's it. That's the only thing that you need to do. The rest is up to the tool: it will display the rounded number.

For instance, if you enter 88.5688.56 it will use the number at the hundredth position, which is 66, to round the number at the tenth position, which is 55 so the answer will be 88.6\bold {88.6}.

The rounding-off rules that we studied in elementary are applied here exactly. That is, if a number is greater than 44 you add 11 to the next digit while rounding up.

All around the rounding!

As mentioned earlier, "the round to the nearest tenth calculator" is not the only tool we have in our vault. In fact, we created an entire ecosystem around the rounding of numbers at various place values.

Take a look at the list of calculators below about round numbers:

FAQ

How do I round a number to the nearest tenth?

To round a number to the nearest tenth follow the steps:

  1. Note down the number to be rounded.
  2. Identify the number at the hundredth position.
  3. If the hundredth number is larger than 4, round up the number at the tenth. Otherwise, round it down.

Is 2.48 rounded to the nearest tenth 2.5?

Yes, 2.48 rounded to the nearest tenth is 2.5.

To round to the tenth, use the number at the hundredth. In this case, it is 8, and since it is greater than 4, the tenth (4) number is rounded up and becomes 2.5.

What is 0.89 rounded to the nearest tenth?

0.89 rounded to the nearest tenth is 0.9.

If you are wondering how to round to the nearest tenth, check the 9; since it is greater than 4, you add one to the 8. Hence rounding it up.

How is tenth different from ten in a number?

In the place value system, the number at ten is the first number of a 2-digit number. For instance, in 21, the number at ten is 20, and at units or one's position is 1. Combining them together gives 21.

The tenth number appears only in decimal numbers and is right after the decimal point. So, in 21.7, the number at tenth is 7.

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