What is the largest decimal in hundredths rounded to 0.5?

Question

What is the largest decimal in hundredths rounded to 0.5?

3. One centimeter is equivalent to about 0.3937 inch. Round off the given equivalent to the nearest hundredths.

4. Mrs. Edlagan has a total deposit of Php 50 766.25. The annual interest at 3% simple interest is Php 1 522.9875. Round the interest off to the
nearest hundredths and thousandths.‚Äč

Answer (Expert Verified)

The given numbers can be rounded off by using the rules of rounding off to the nearest hundredths and rounding off to the nearest thousandths.

Rules for rounding off to the nearest hundredths are:

Rule 1 – In rounding off to the nearest hundred, the digit at tens place is in between 0 to 4 then replace that digit by 0.

Rule 2 – In rounding off to the nearest hundred, the digit at units place is replaced tens place digit by if the digit is greater than or equal to 5 and hundreds place digit is increased by 1.

Rules for rounding off to nearest thousandths:

Rule 1 – In rounding off to nearest thousandths, if the digit at hundreds place is in between 0 to 4 then it is replaced by 0.

Rule 2 – In rounding off to the nearest thousandths, if the digit at hundreds place is greater than or equal to 5 then increase it by 1.

2). The largest decimal in hundredths rounded to 0.5 is 0.49.

3). One centimeter is equivalent to about 0.3937 inches. So, the given equivalent rounding to the nearest hundredths is 0.39.

4). The number 50766.25 rounded to the nearest hundreds is 50766.20 and the number 1522.9875 rounded to the nearest thousandths is  1522.9878.

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