WONDER #1942: Why Do We Round Numbers?

Question 1 of 3

Rounding numbers makes them what?

  1. bigger
  2. smaller
  3. simpler
  4. more accurate

Question 2 of 3

Which of the following is NOT a real-world use of rounding?

  1. estimating
  2. making mental calculations
  3. calculating taxes
  4. increasing accuracy

Question 3 of 3

Rounding 579 to the nearest hundredth would yield which of the following numbers?

  1. 600
  2. 550
  3. 500
  4. 475

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