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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.

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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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