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.

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

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

Example 1:

Example 2:

Example 3:

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 | ||||

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