When you

**round numbers**, you are always**rounding**to a particular place value, such as the nearest thousand or the nearest ten. Whether you**round**up or**round**down usually depends on which**number**is closest to your original**number**. When a**number**is halfway between the two possible**numbers**,**round**up to the larger**number**.How do you round up to the nearest whole number?

So in example 1 you need to

**round**73.2754 to the**nearest whole number**. Since the**number**in the tenths column is less than 5 the**number**is**rounded**down to 73. In example 2 you will need to**round**276.72185 to the**nearest whole**. Since the**number**in the tenths column is 5 or above then you**round**the**number**up to 277.What is 3.6 rounded to the nearest whole number?

3.57

**rounded to the nearest whole number**is 4. 3.57**rounded**to 1 decimal place is**3.6**. Locate the right hand digit to the one which needs to be**rounded**. If that digit is 5 or more ie 3.55 or more,**round**up to**3.6**.