# math

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what would \$48.50 be rounded to the nearest tenth?

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\$48.5

Think of forty-eight dollars and five dimes.

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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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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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So when 48.5 is rounded it equals 48.6?

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No.

48.50 rounded to the nearest tenth is 48.5

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