Posted by **Taylor** on Monday, December 1, 2008 at 4:46pm.

what would $48.50 be rounded to the nearest tenth?

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**Ms. Sue**, Monday, December 1, 2008 at 4:47pm
$48.5

Think of forty-eight dollars and five dimes.

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**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

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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~

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**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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