# Rounding Off Numbers to the Nearest Thousands

**RULE IN ROUNDING NUMBERS**

We round a number up if the digit we are rounding is followed by 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9.

We round a number down if the digit we are rounding is followed by 4, 3, 2, 1, or 0.

#### To round numbers to the nearest thousands, follow the following steps:

**Step 1: Label each digit with the correct place value.Step 2: Identify the digit to be rounded off.Step 3: Identify the digit found at the right side of the digit to be rounded off.Step 4: Change all the digits to the right of the number you are rounding into zero (0).**

**Step 5:**

Copy the digit/digits at the left side of the digit you are rounding.

Copy the digit/digits at the left side of the digit you are rounding.

For further explanation and examples, please click this link Rounding Off Numbers to the Nearest Thousands.