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Teachers' Lounge Discussion: Rounding numbers to the nearest ten

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From: gladys <gladys_ybanez@yahoo.com>
To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2007071505:59:57
Subject: rounding numbers

Dear Mr. Gail,

  My son has an assignment in rounding numbers and my husband and I
have different answers which made my son more confused.  The number
given was 298 and it should be round off to the nearest tens.  I said
the answer should be 300 while my husband said it should be 290, which
is correct?

Gladys	

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