# How do you round 3,720 to the nearest hundred?

Oct 19, 2016

3,700

#### Explanation:

When rounding numbers to a specific place value, you have to look at the value of the place one spot to the right. If the number is $\le 5$, round up a place. If the number is $> 5$, round down.

So... for this problem, you need to round to the nearest hundred. Look at the place value of the tens place. Since is is less than $5$, round down.

$3 , 720$
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$3 , \textcolor{b l u e}{720}$