Rounding numbers to the nearest 100

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...

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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
Pictorially 89 shown on a vertical scale between 0 and 100 43 shown on a vertical scale between 0 and 100 546 shown on a vertical scale between 500 and 600 6521 shown on a vertical scale between 6500 and 6600

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