Posted by Taylor on Monday, December 1, 2008 at 4:46pm.
what would $48.50 be rounded to the nearest tenth?

math  Ms. Sue, Monday, December 1, 2008 at 4:47pm
$48.5
Think of fortyeight dollars and five dimes.

math  Brenna, Monday, December 1, 2008 at 4:56pm
Well, taking the unneeded zero off the end might help you look at it easier.
$48.5

Currently, the 5 is in the tenth place. If you add .1 (one tenth) then it would be $48.6. When rounding, if the number in the tenth place is a 5 or higher, (like it is in this situation) is is going to be rounded to the next tenth. So, we need to do just that.
48.5 rounded to the next tenth is...
*drumroll*
"48.6!"
Now, just add a money sign to the front and zero at the end! :)
Hope this helps!
~Brenna~

math  Damon, Monday, December 1, 2008 at 5:02pm
Brenna,
What you just said applies to rounding to the nearest dollar, not the nearest tenth.
In other words the 48.5 leads us to 49
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