I had not been working on my site in a while and so when I looked at it I couldn't remember the last version of WP that I had installed. So when looking at the WordPress Updates section of my Dashboard, I expected to see something like "You have version x.x.x. An updated version of WordPress is available." As far as I can tell, there is no easy way to tell this from the Dashboard. I searched for an answer and someone in a post suggested to look in the footer of the Dashboard but I could only find Get Version 3.6.1 and I expected to find: You have x.x.x, get Version 3.6.1.
Why is this important to me? I don't want to install the latest version of WordPress until I am certain that my installed theme and plugins are compatible with it. I want to be able to install only those plugins compatible with my current version of WP and for this I need to know my current version and need to be able to find it quickly.