# 3.13: Small Decimal Rounding to a Leading Digit

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Decimal

In common use, a decimal refers to part of a whole number. The numbers to the left of a decimal point represent whole numbers, and each number to the right of a decimal point represents a fractional part of a power of one-tenth. For instance: The decimal value 1.24 indicates 1 whole unit, 2 tenths, and 4 hundredths (commonly described as 24 hundredths).Leading Digit

The leading digit of a decimal number less than one is the first digit to the right of the decimal point that is not a zero.Round

To round is to reduce the number of non-zero digits in a number while keeping the overall value of the number similar.Small decimals

Small decimals are decimal numbers that have several zeros to the right of the decimal point before reaching a non-zero number.### Image Attributions

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Discover how to round small decimals to the place value of the leading digit.

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Oct 29, 2012
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