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Aakash Pandita

How to round off repeating numbers after decimal.

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Hello.

Please tell me how to round off repeating numbers after decimal.

For example,

how to round off

0.6666666666......

would it be 6.5 or 6.7?

and why?

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When you round off you don't move the decimal point which you have done there...it will still be 'nought point something' unless you are rounding to the nearest whole number which would be 1 in that example's case. If the last digit you are interested in is 5 or higher you round up by 1 the digit before that one.

 

So, 8.888 would be 8.89

 

Here's a more complete explanation on rounding off:

 

http://www.mathsteacher.com.au/year7/ch06_decimals/14_round/off.htm

Edited by StringJunky

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If the last digit you are interested in is 5 or higher you round up by 1 the digit before that one.

 

This is the convention we all follow.

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AFAIK, the recurring number has a dot or a line above it.

i.e 1/3 expressed as a decimal is 0a1d8d60c3d6ad7bee122e9f0afc89f5.png

 

 

Edit:

oh wait, that's not rounding off is it?

Edited by tomgwyther

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AFAIK, the recurring number has a dot or a line above it.

i.e 1/3 expressed as a decimal is 0a1d8d60c3d6ad7bee122e9f0afc89f5.png

 

 

Edit:

oh wait, that's not rounding off is it?

 

I thought the same way you did at first as well but checked myself. :)

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