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# Do you subtract when rounding if the number is below 5?

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### What is 52.61 rounded to the nearest whole number?

rounding is usually taken by rounding up anything equal to or above "5" and rounding down below "5" 52.61 -&gt;the ".61" is above "5" and therefore you round up to 53

### What is an inverse operation subtract 5?

The inverse operation for subtract 5 is add 5. This is because whatever number you start with, if you first "subtract 5" and then "add 5" or if you first "add 5" and then "subtract 5" you are back to the number you started with.

### Why is the number 5 the key comparison number in the rounding process?

A number ending in 0 does not require rounding. And 5 is half-way between 1 and 9.

### How do you round 2570278 to the nearest hundred thousand?

When you round numbers you need to remember the rounding rules. If a number is 5 or above you round up. It a number is 4 or below you round down.So:2,570,2782,570,2802,570,3002,570,0002,570,0002,600,000

### What is 4.7 rounded to?

it depends if your rounding to the tenths then it is 4 and if your rounding to the whole number then it is 5

-6509.2764

### Why does 2.94 round to 2.9?

it rounds to that number because the number 4 is lower so they take that number out of the picture.

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### What is the answer to rounding 4.6 to The nearest whole number?

It is 5 when 4.6 is rounded to the nearest whole number.

-5

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### How many does chlorine?

I would give you the answer but to find it: Take the atomic number (the one ontop) and subtract it from the Atomic Mass number (the one on the bottom) -rounding is involved (5 &amp; up round up, 4 &amp; down round down!) Hope this helps.