What is the definition of rounding?
Rounding is a way of changing a number to make it easier to work with. You round a number by finding which number it is closest to. For example, 7 is closest to the number 8, so 7 rounded is 8.
What is Rounding?
Rounding: The process of finding an approximate value of a number by replacing it with the closest multiple of a given number. Place Value: The value of a digit based on its position in a number. Estimation: A rough calculation or judgment of the value, number, quantity, or extent of something.
The concept of rounding dates back to the ancient Babylonians, who used a base-60 system for counting and mathematics. The traditional rounding rules of The term 'rounding' was first used by mathematician, Carl Friedrich Gauss, in 1794 when he wrote about a 'rounding off of numbers.'
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