# How to round decimal numbers

## Rounding money or decimals

Rounding a price to the nearest pound is the same as rounding a decimal to the closest whole number.

If the price is £2.80 you can round up to £3 because the number in the tenths position is 8. The closest whole number to 2.8 is 3.

If the price is £2.08 you can round down to £2 because the number in the tenths position is 0. The closest whole number to 2.08 is 2.

Don't forget, if the number you are rounding is 5, round up. £2.50 rounded to the nearest pound is £3.