You want to round 76,902 to the nearest thousands place. The thousands place in your number is shown by the underlined digit
76,902
This digit in the thousands place is 6. Now to begin rounding, we need to look at the digit one place to the right of 6 which is
9. (9 ins in the hundreds place)
Since 9 is greater than or equal to 5, we round our original number 6 up by 1, making it 7. At the same time we change all the remaining digits to the right of this 7 to zeros.
so 76,902 becomes 77,000
So, 76,902 rounded to the thousands place is 77,000.
9/16/2013

Felice R.