Rounding numbers to the nearest 10 means finding which 10 they are nearest to. For example, 68 rounded to the nearest 10 is 70. There are three more examples below.

Note: You can use this rounding calculator at the foot of this page to round a number to the nearest 10.

Look at the number in the one's place and...

Work through the examples below that show rounding to the nearest 10.

Example 1:

Example 2:

Example 3:

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Let’s round a number to the nearest 10. | 89 | 43 | 546 | 6521 |

Underline the one's place. | 89 | 43 | 546 | 6521 |

If it is less than 5, round down. | 40 | 6520 | ||

If it is 5 or more, round up. | 90 | 550 | ||

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