Round four and 93 hundredths to the nearest tenth.
First, let’s think about place value. The four is in the ones place. The nine falls in the tenths place. And the three falls in the hundredths place. Our instructions tell us to round to the nearest tenth.
In order to round to the nearest tenth, we’ll use the digit in the hundredths place. If the digit in the hundredths place is greater than or equal to five, we round up. If the number in the hundredths place is less than or equal to four, we round down.
Three is less than or equal to four. And that means we’ll round down. To round down, the digit in the tenths place stays the same. We bring down our nine, our decimal place, and our four. Four and 93 hundredths rounded to the nearest tenth is equal to four and nine tenths.