Write 12781 to the nearest thousand.
The digit two represents the thousands. And this number 12781 lies between 12000 and 13000. The midpoint of these two numbers is 12500. Anything below this will round down to 12000 and anything equal to or above this
number will round up to 13000.
In this case, we need to consider the 781. As 781 is greater than 500, we will round up.
This means that 12781 to the nearest thousand is 13000.