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Thread: Brain Burp Rounding??
face BY : Nick Taylor email (remove spam text)

Roman Black wrote:
> I was tabulating some data tonight, ie, doing
> a division on my pocket calculator and then rounding
> the number to three decimal places, then writing
> the figure down on paper.
> How do people round numbers to the nearest decimal
> place on their pocket calculators?
On my calulator I round to three places by setting the display to only
show three places .... less brain strain.
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You're right, it's not right.  Just drop the digits past the third
decimal, then only consider the third decimal in your rounding.
> This just can't be right!
> How were you taught? I started using pocket
> calculators when they had led digits, probably
> before I was 10 years old. I'm sure in school we
> were taught to round digits like that. ??
> -Roman

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