Is 0.13 the closest to 0 or 0.032?

.13 is .13 units away from 0. To find how close it is to .032 we subtract.


.13-.032 is .098 so since this is less than .13 we can say that .13 is closer to .032 than it is to 0.


It is hard to see this with these numbers. Let's use 3. Is it closer to 0 or 5. 3 is 3 units away from 0 and 5-3=2 so it is 2 units away from 5. In this case it is closer to 5.