Round to the Nearest Hundred Calculator
Omni's round to the nearest hundred calculator will give you the answer to the question, "what is the round hundred closer to a number?".
With this short article, you will learn:
- How to calculate the nearest hundred rounding;
- The various ways to round to the nearest hundred; and
- Examples of rounding to the nearest hundred.
We are sure it will be enough to teach you how to perform this easy approximation.
What is a hundred?
A hundred is a digit in the third place of the decimal system positional notation. The digits before are the units and the tens, and the following are the thousands.
In each hundred, you can find ten tens and one hundred units (surprised?): this is the magic of the decimal system.
Hundreds are the numbers that start to become hard to grasp. As humans, we live on their edges; for example:
- Our elders live to see one hundred years;
- Our countries span (in most cases) a few hundred kilometers (or );
- A hundred people is a sizeable crowd;
- We use a hundred as a scale in the calculations of percentages;
And so on! Thousands feel too big!
The first positive hundred is , followed suit by , and so on. is still a hundred, just a weird one. We can also move to the negative numbers: there, we have , , etc. There are numbers between two neighboring hundreds. Which one is the closest to each number? Let's discover it with Omni's round to the nearest hundred calculator!
How to calculate the rounding to the nearest hundred?
If you want to learn how to calculate the rounding to the nearest hundred, you first have to make a choice: how do we put fifty?
Five (and its decimal multiples and submultiples) is a tricky number in all roundings, and the calculations of the rounding to the nearest hundred are no exception. Since fifty is halfway through neighboring hundreds, we need to decide to which one we will assign it.
- The standard way is to assign to the higher hundreds. We call this procedure half-up rounding, and it gives us the following result: .
- The half-down rounding is the opposite way to round to the nearest hundred, and it returns the lower hundreds when you deal with fifties.
- You can choose a different behavior for positive and negative hundreds, or even decide to round always in the same direction.
Knowing this, let's perform the rounding in the most common way. Take any number, and consider the last two digits. If that number is lower than , then reduce the number to the lower hundred; if the number is higher than , round to the higher hundred. If the number is , consider the rules above!
Examples of calculations of the rounding to the nearest hundred
How do we calculate the rounding of
980 to the nearest hundred? Consider the two digits to the right:
80. Are they higher than
50? Yup: so to round
980, we simply write
1000. Notice that in this case, the digits of the hundred are
0! Another example: let's round
40 to the nearest hundred: the answer is
0 since the two rightmost digits are lower than
And to conclude, why not round
550 to the nearest hundred? What do we do with that fifty? If we chose half-up rounding, the answer is
More or less than hundreds: other rounding tools at Omni
There are more ways to round a number than you usually need! Omni covered them all (at least, we think so: leave us a message if you think we can do better) in this useful collection of tools:
- Rounding calculator;
- Round to the nearest thousand calculator;
- Round to the nearest thousandth calculator;
- Round to the nearest ten calculator;
- Round to the nearest hundredth calculator;
- Round to the nearest tenth calculator;
- Round to the nearest integer calculator;
- Round to the nearest dollar calculator;
- Round to the nearest cent calculator; and
- Round to the nearest penny calculator.
How do I round to the nearest hundred?
To calculate the rounding to the nearest hundred, follow these easy steps:
- Take your number and consider the last two digits.
- If the last two digits are lower than
50, round to the lowest hundred.
- If the last two digits are higher than
50, round to the higher hundred.
- If you get
50, you can choose which direction to round. In general, assign the number to the higher hundred.
How do I round 248,682 to the nearest hundred?
248,682 to the nearest hundred:
- Take the two rightmost digits. In this case,
- Check if they are higher or lower than
50. In this case,
- Since we are in the upper half of the hundred, round
248,700, the higher hundred.
How do I round a decimal number to the nearest hundred?
To round a decimal number to the nearest hundred, simply drop the decimal part (don't round it, just ignore it) and follow the normal procedure to round a number to the nearest hundred.