# Lesson 2-1 Example 5 2-1 Solve. OFFICE SUPPLIES Syreeta has a new stapler on her desk. What is the length of the stapler to the nearest centimeter? Understand.

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Lesson 2-1 Example 5 2-1 Solve. OFFICE SUPPLIES Syreeta has a new stapler on her desk. What is the length of the stapler to the nearest centimeter? Understand Read the problem. Write what you know. Measure the length to the nearest centimeter.

Lesson 2-1 Example 5 2-1 Plan Pick a strategy. One strategy is to act it out. Line up the 0 on a centimeter ruler with the left end of the stapler.

Lesson 2-1 Example 5 2-1 Solve Read the closest number on the ruler that lines up to the right end of the stapler. The stapler is about 17 centimeters long.

Lesson 2-1 Example 5 2-1 Check The ruler shows that the length of the stapler is closer to 17 centimeters long than 16 centimeters long. The answer makes sense.

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