Think of how many students are at your school. Unless it is a small school you would probably think of a number *to the nearest hundred*. Below are three examples of rounding an exact number to the nearest hundred.

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Note: You can use this rounding calculator at the foot of this page to round a number to the nearest 100.

## Rule for rounding to the nearest 100

Look at the number in the tens' place and...

View the examples below showing how to round to the nearest 100

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## How to round to the nearest 100

Steps | Ex. 1 | Ex. 2 | Ex. 3 | Ex. 4 |

Let’s round a number to the nearest 100. | 441 | 178 | 922 | 4568 |

Underline the ten's place. | 441 | 178 | 922 | 4568 |

If it is less than 5, round down. | 400 | 900 | ||

If it is 5 or more, round up. | 200 | 4600 | ||

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