# Question: How Do You Estimate Whole Numbers?

## What makes a good estimate?

A good estimating process produces good estimates for all the quantities we need without exceeding the resources allocated for the estimate.

The primary requirement for the estimate is to provide a value for some quantity with a known and appropriate level of accuracy.

All estimates by their nature have errors..

## How do you estimate a number?

The general rule for estimating is to look at the digit to the right of the digit you want to estimate. Estimating or rounding to the nearest whole number means looking at the digit to the right of the decimal. If you see a digit greater than 5, round up, and if it’s less than 5, round down.

## How do you estimate and round numbers?

To round a number you must first find the rounding digit, or the digit occupying the place value you’re rounding to. Then look at the digit to the right of the rounding digit. If it is less than 5, then leave the rounding digit unchanged. If it is more than five, add one to the rounding digit.

## How do you estimate two numbers?

A quick way to estimate the difference between two numbers is to round each number and then subtract the rounded numbers.

## How do you estimate a square root?

Examples.Finding square roots of of numbers that aren’t perfect squares without a calculator.Example: Calculate the square root of 10 ( ) to 2 decimal places.Find the two perfect square numbers it lies between.Divide 10 by 3. … Average 3.33 and 3. ( … Repeat step 2: 10/3.1667 = 3.1579.More items…

## What is 2.5 rounded to the nearest whole number?

Hi Pam; In round figures, this would be 3 because anything between 2.5 and 2.9 must be rounded up to 3. If you just want to eliminate all information to the right of the decimal point, this is 2.

## What is 6.5 rounded to the nearest whole number?

Algebra Examples Find the number in the whole number place 6 and look one place to the right for the rounding digit on the right side of the decimal point 5 . Round up if this number is greater than or equal to 5 and round down if it is less than 5 .

## What is 1.5 rounded to the nearest whole number?

Rounding Whole NumbersEdit Following the same logic, one could round to the nearest whole number. For example, 1.5 (pronounced as “one point five” or “one and a half”) would be rounded up to 2, and 2.1 would be rounded down to 2.