Video: Rounding Numbers to the Nearest Hundred

Round 5836197 to the nearest hundred.

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Video Transcript

Round 5836197 to the nearest hundred.

To round this number to the nearest hundred, we’ll first need to identify which digit is in the hundreds place. Let’s label our values. Working from right to left, we start with our units, followed by the tens place, and then the hundreds place. This one is the rounding digit. Even though the one is our rounding digit, we’ll need to look to the right of the one to find out how we will round this problem.

We have two cases. If the digit to the right-hand side of our rounding number is four or smaller, then our rounding digit will stay the same. If the digit to the right-hand side of your rounding digit is five or larger, then our rounding digit will go up by one.

For us, the digit to the right-hand side of the number we’re rounding is larger than five, because it’s nine. By following the procedure, this means that we’ll have to round our one up. Our one becomes a two. Everything to the right of your rounding digit turns into a zero. And everything to the left of your rounding digit stays the same.

5836197, rounded to the nearest hundred, is 5836200.

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