# Rounding Numbers Up/Down

Daniel E
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In one of BPP's books it gives an example of rounding down a number to one decimal place where 1.65 becomes 1.6. I was always taught that 5 as a decimal should increase the previous number. Does anyone know what the official position is on this in terms of AAT.

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6,970thats the way ive done it but while doing an exam paper always stay with what the paper says

36Although my BPP books for NVQ2 last year was full of dreadful errors, so this could be just as likely!

28Not specifically, just decimal figures in general.

362,49248Agreed.

Strictly speaking, a decimal of 5 should be rounded up, but you can round up or down for the exams. They will accept either as being correct.

362,492It's not a maths exam. Its an exam testing you knowledge, understanding and competence with accounting entries/equations and preparing accounts.

479Yes you should normally round '5's up. But this specifically says round

downto one decimal place. Did this come from the question/example directly?Round '5's up unless you are specifically asked to round down.

366,970no you wont lose point on your roundings as long as you show your workings

2,4151.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, & 1.4 are rounded down to 1 (five counts)

1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8 & 1.9 are rounded up to 2 (five counts)

1,954Thats what I've always done, and I'll keep rounding up 1.5 regardless of what that book says.

2,492Not in the grand scheme of things.

3871float f = 10.123456F;

float fc = (float)Math.Round(f * 100f) / 100f;

Double

Double d = 100.123456;

Double dc = Math.Round((Double)d, 2);

Decimal

decimal d = 100.123456M;

decimal dc = Math.Round(d, 2);

More about.....Math.Round Method

Jerry