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.
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
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|