Ian mailed a package that weighed 5.63 pounds. What is the first step in rounding this number to the nearest tenth? What is the next step? What is 5.63 rounded to the nearest tenth?

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Answer:see the explanationStep-by-step explanation:we know that To Round a number step 1 Decide which is the last digit to keep  step 2Leave it the same if the next digit is less than [tex]5[/tex] (this is called rounding down)  But increase it by  [tex]1[/tex] if the next digit is  [tex]5[/tex] or more (this is called rounding up) In this problem we have [tex]5.63[/tex] sostep 1We want to keep the digit [tex]6[/tex] step 2The next digit is [tex]3[/tex] which is less than [tex]5[/tex], so no change is needed to [tex]6[/tex] therefore The number rounded to the nearest tenth is 5.6