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MEAP Preparation - Grade 7 Mathematics
1.9 Rounding Mixed Numbers to Nearest Whole Number
Look at the following mixed fractions.
Approximate the fractional part to the nearest whole number.
Add that to the whole number
Note: In a mixed number 4 1/2 means 4 + 1/2 and not 4 x 1/2
: 4 3/4 - Round the fractional part.
(Numerator) 3 is more than half of 4 (denominator), and hence greater than half of 4.
3/4 approximated as 1.
Hence the mixed number is approximated as 4 + 1 = 5.
Round the following mixed numbers to nearest whole numbers. Also write at least ten examples of your own.
: 12 6/7 rounds up to (hint: 6 is more than half of 7, so 6/7>1/2)
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