7.04 rounded to the nearest tenth is 7.0 or would simply be 7.

In order to round to the nearest tenth, we need to know where the tenths place is. The tenths place is to the right of the decimal point. Our rounded answer will stop at the tenths place.

Using 7.04 as example, the tenths place is 0.

We use the hundredths place to help us determine the value that needs to be in the tenths place.

If the value in the hundredths place is 5 or above "we give it a shove."

If the value is four or below, "we let it go."

In this example, the number is 4, which is "four or below." So we let it go. This means that it is dropped and the tenths place does not change.

Visit www.aaamath.com for an interactive math lesson about rounding decimals to the nearest tenth.