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### Rounding Numbers

Date: 2/10/96 at 21:5:1
From: Anonymous
Subject: Fractions

When rounding fractions, would 1/3 be considered 1/2 or 0?

Date: 2/13/96 at 21:26:19
From: Doctor Ethan
Subject: Re: Fractions

There are lots of different ways to round numbers, so there may

If you are rounding to the nearest whole number, you would drop
a  fraction less than 1/2, so you would round 1/3 to 0.  Something
1/2 or higher, like 2/3, you would round to 1.

Rounding to the nearest 1/2, however is different.  1/3 (.333...)
is closer to 1/2 (.5) than to 0, so you would round it to 1/2.

-Doctor Ethan,  The Math Forum

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