Santiago hopes to buy a 4 horse trailer for about $12000. Describe all the numbers that when rounded to the nearest hundred are 12,000.

To round a number to the nearest hundred, we count two places to the left of the decimal point, or from the last digit if the number is a whole number.
If the second digit from the last digit is upto 5, we add 1 to the preceding digit and we complete the last two numbers with zeros.
Therefore, any number from 11,950 to 12,049, will result to 12,000 when rounded to the nearest hundred.

The correct answer is:

Any number greater than or equal to $11,950.

Explanation:

To round a number to the nearest hundred, we look at the place value behind this; this would be the tens place.

In order to round up, we need the digit in the tens placed to be 5 or greater.  This will cause the hundreds place to "round up" to the next value, which would be 10; this makes the number $12,000.


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