# How to round a number to 3 decimal places in JavaScript

In this tutorial, we are going to learn about How to round a number to 3 decimal places in JavaScript using `toFixed()`

method.

Consider we have a number like this.

`const num = 12.1390`

Now, we need to format the above number to 3 decimal places like this `12.139`

.

## Using toFixed() method

To round a number to 3 decimal places in JavaScript, we can use the `toFixed()`

method by passing `3`

as a argument to it.

The `toFixed()`

method takes the number of digits as argument and formats the number into the mentioned decimal places. By default the `toFixed()`

method removes the fractional part.

Let’s see an example:

```
const num = 12.1390
// 3 decimal palces
console.log(num.toFixed(3)); // "12.139"
```

Note: The `toFixed()`

returns string representation of number.

We need to convert the string back to a number by adding `+`

operator.

`console.log(+num.toFixed(3)); // 12.139`

In the above example, we have a number but in case if you have string representation of number first convert it to number using the `Number()`

method then call a toFixed() method on it.

```
const code = '23.19055';
const result = Number(code).toFixed(3);
console.log(result); // 23.190
```