Round 283,966 to the nearest thousand

- Find the "thousands" place
- Start from the digit at the far right. That is the "ones" place
- Next digit to the left. That is the "tens" place
- Next digit to the left. That is the "hundreds" place
- Next digit to the left. That is the "thousands" place
- *In this case, the "thousands" place is "3"

- Look at the digit to the right of the "thousands" place (this would be the "hundreds" place). *In this case, that digit is "9"
- If the digit is "5" or higher, then the "thousands" place would round up. If the digit is lower than "5", then the "thousands" place would round down. *In this case, "9" is larger than "5", so you will round the "thousands" place up from "3" to "4".
- Keep the digits to the left of the "thousands" place, use the "rounded thousands" digit, and finish the number with zeros. *In this case, the answer is 284,000.