# How do you round 7,342 to the nearest hundred?

##### 1 Answer

Oct 20, 2016

#### Explanation:

Rounding off a number depends on the digit to the right of the digit which is being rounded off to.

To round off the 3 in the hundreds place it is necessary to look at the 4 in the tens place.

Numbers 5-9 in the tens place would cause the 3 to be rounded up to a 4 in the hundreds place.

Numbers 0-4 in the tens place cause the 3 to be rounded to a 3 in the hundreds place.

349 would be closer to 300 than 400 so any number with a 4 in the tens place will round to 300.

so 7342 rounds to 7300