Brain Burp Rounding??
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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.
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. ??
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