# Round to the Nearest Hundred Calculator

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What is a hundred?How to calculate the rounding to the nearest hundred?Examples of calculations of the rounding to the nearest hundredMore or less than hundreds: other rounding tools at OmniFAQsOmni'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 $100$, followed suit by $200$, and so on. $0$ is **still a hundred, just a weird one**. We can also move to the negative numbers: there, we have $-100$, $-200$, etc. There are $99$ 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 $50$ to the
**higher hundreds**. We call this procedure**half-up rounding**, and it gives us the following result: $250\rightarrow 300$. - 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** $50$, then reduce the number to the lower hundred; if the number is **higher than** $50$, round to the higher hundred. If the number is $50$, 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 `50`

.

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 `600`

.

## 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:

- 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?

To round `248,682`

to the nearest hundred:

- Take the
**two rightmost digits**. In this case,`82`

. - Check if they are higher or lower than
`50`

. In this case,`82>50`

. - Since we are in the upper half of the hundred, round
`248,682`

to`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.