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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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