In order to estimate to nearest thousands we follow the following procedure:

**Step I:** Obtain the number.**Step II:** Examine the digit at hundreds place.**Step III:** If the digit at hundreds place is less than 5, replace each one of the digits at hundreds, tens and ones or units place by 0 and keep all other digits as they are.

If the digit at hundreds place is 5 or greater than 5, increase the digit at thousands place by 1 and replace each one of the digits at hundreds, tens and ones place by 0.

The number so obtained is the number rounded off to the nearest thousands.

**For example:****Round off each of the following numbers to nearest thousands.**

**(i) 14329**

**Solution:**

The given number is 14329.

Its
digit at hundreds place is 3, which is less than 5. So, we replace each
of the hundreds, tens and ones digits by 0 and keep the other digits as
they are.

So, the number 14329 is rounded off to nearest thousands as 14000.

**(ii) 14729Solution:**

The given number is 14729.

Its digit at hundreds place is 7, which is greater than 5. So, we increase the digit at thousands place by 1 and replace each one of the digits at hundreds, tens and ones place by 0 to get the rounded off numbers.

Hence, the number 14729 is rounded off to nearest thousands as 15000.

**(iii) 14579Solution:**

The given number is 14579.

Its digit at hundreds place is 5. So, we increase the digit at thousands place by 1 and replace each one of the digits at hundreds, tens and ones place by 0 to get the rounded off numbers.

Hence, the number 14579 is rounded off to nearest thousands as 15000.

**Important Note:**

If the digit in the hundreds place is 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4 we replace the digits in the hundreds, tens and ones place by zeroes. If the digit in the hundreds place is 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9 we replace the digits in the hundreds, tens and ones place by zeros. We also increase the digit in the thousands place by 1.

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