# Rounding to the nearest 1/2 inch and inch

Sarah was asked to round 4 7/8 in to the nearest 1/2 inch and to the nearest inch. Her answer was the same. Explain why Sarah is correct.

Would it be 5 inches.

 PolluxCastor Posts: 117, Reputation: 40 Junior Member #2 Jan 31, 2008, 06:24 PM
Yes.
 STEELERFAN29 Posts: 1, Reputation: 1 New Member #3 Feb 24, 2009, 10:33 PM

Sarah gave the same answer when asked to round 4 7/8 in. to the nearest 1/2 inch and the nearest inch. Explain why sarah is correct
 sarnian Posts: 462, Reputation: 80 - #4 Feb 25, 2009, 03:10 AM
Hello skateboarder

Oh glorious decimal system, where this is much easier to see !

half inch = 4/8 inch
hole inch = 7/7 (0/8) and 8/8 inch

half spacing between half inches is 2/8 and 6/8
half spacing between full inches is 4/8

4 7/8 --> nearest half inch = 4 + 8/8 = 5

4 7/8 --> nearest inch = 4 + 8/8 = 5
 victoriazhu168 Posts: 1, Reputation: 10 Junior Member #5 Feb 3, 2011, 06:16 PM
Ohh my gosh that is the same question I have in math today! I think it is round to five in.

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