## What does it mean to round to the nearest 3 decimal places?

When you round to the third decimal place, you’re rounding to the nearest thousandth. That number will be the last digit in the rounded number, and your job is to decide whether to leave it as it is, which is rounding down, or add one unit, which is rounding up. Look at the fourth number in the decimal series.

### What are three decimal places?

The third decimal digit from the decimal point is the thousandths digit. For example, 0.008 is eight thousandths. Read the whole set of three decimal digits as a number, and say “thousandths.” 0.825 has 8 tenths, 2 hundredths, and 5 thousandths.

**How many places is three decimal places?**

However many decimal places we have, that’s the number of zeroes for the number matching the “place” we’re at. For instance, the number 83.295 has three digits after the decimal place (the digits 2, 9, and 5), so the number has three decimal places. The number with “1” followed by three zeroes is 1,000: one thousand.

**What is rounding to 4 decimal places?**

If the 5th digit is a 5,6,7,8 or 9, the 4th digit is rounded up by 1. For example, if the number was 0.91748, the result when rounded to 4 decimal places would be 0.9175 (note there are 4 digits after the decimal point.

## How many decimal places should I round to?

As a third example, p values, it has been suggested, should be rounded to one or two decimal places. For p values above the conventional 0.05 cut-off there is little justification for quoting more than one decimal place, while for significant results three or even four decimals may be necessary.

### How do you find 2 decimal places?

Rounding to decimal places

- look at the first digit after the decimal point if rounding to one decimal place or the second digit for two decimal places.
- draw a vertical line to the right of the place value digit that is required.
- look at the next digit.
- if it’s 5 or more, increase the previous digit by one.

**How do you find decimal places?**

The first digit after the decimal represents the tenths place. The next digit after the decimal represents the hundredths place. The remaining digits continue to fill in the place values until there are no digits left.