# Should 4 be rounded up or down?

## Should 4 be rounded up or down?

Here’s the general rule for rounding: If the number you are rounding is followed by 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9, round the number up. Example: 38 rounded to the nearest ten is 40. If the number you are rounding is followed by 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4, round the number down.

Do you round up at 4 or 5?

The rule you need to remember is: “If the digit is less than 5, round the previous digit down; if it’s 5 or greater, round the previous digit up.” To round a digit down means to leave it unchanged; to round a digit up means to increase it by one unit.

### Do you always round up at 5?

The “Keep It Even” rule says that you round to the nearest value at the the accuracy you desire; and if the number you are rounding has one more place than desired and the final digit is 5, then you always round to make the new final digit an even number.

Do you round 2.5 down?

2.5 to 3.0 and -2.5 to -3.0. In “banker’s rounding” – in its most common form – the . 5 to be rounded is rounded either up or down so that the result of the rounding is always an even number. Thus 2.5 rounds to 2.0, 3.5 to 4.0, 4.5 to 4.0, 5.5 to 6.0, and so on.

## How do you round to the nearest whole?

To round to the nearest whole you will need to cut the number off after the units column, so put a line in after the decimal point. If the number after the line (tenths) is less than 5 round the number down, and if the number is 5 or above round the number. So in example 1 you need to round 73.2754 to the nearest whole number.

What are the rules for rounding up numbers?

Rules For Rounding Numbers Numbers can be rounded to the nearest ten, the nearest hundred, the nearest thousand, the nearest million, and so on. If the number you are rounding is followed by 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9, round the number up. If the number you are rounding is followed by 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4, round the number down.

### What is rounding up or down?

Rounding is a way to change a number to a shorter or simpler number that is very close to the original number. There are a lot of different ways to round numbers. We will discuss the most common way here. When rounding a number you will “round up” or “round down”. When the number you are rounding is between 0-4,…

How do you round up numbers?

Choose Math & Trig from the ribbon to open the function drop-down list. Select ROUNDUP from the list to open the function’s dialog box. Select the text box next to “Number.”. Click on cell A2 in the worksheet to enter that cell reference into the dialog box as the location of the number to be rounded.