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# How do you round a number to the nearest tenth of a percent?

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To round to the nearest tenth of a percent, a person must reduce two or more decimal points to one decimal point. For instance, a percentage of 82.34 is rounded to 82.3 percent, because 82.34 is closer to 82.3 than 82.4.

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Rounding to the nearest tenth of a percent is a way to simplify a statistical recording of a percentage. In grading, for instance, teachers may round for simple recordkeeping. If a student achieves an 82.34 percent, a teacher may round to 82.3 percent or even eliminate the tenth and round to 82 percent. A calculator often shows this percent as 0.8234, which represents 82.34 percent.

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To round a decimal, identify the place value you want to round, which is referred to as the rounding digit. Identify the number immediately to the right of the rounding digit. If the number immediately to the right of the rounding digit is less than five, don't change the rounding digit, and drop all digits to the right. If the number to the right of the rounding digit is greater than five, add one to the rounding digit, and remove all digits to the right.

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