Be sure to carefully read any instructions included in a question (or part thereof) so you don't leave points on the table!

Specific instructions will be included within a question when a response needs to be entered in a particular way. This is most often the case with the use of negatives, when rounding may be an issue, or if an answer may be N/A or 0

If the specified instruction is not followed, the response(s) will be graded as incorrect.

# Rounding

Below is an example of Rounding instructions. Rounding instructions often include an example. ## How to Round

Rounding on our platform follows standard rounding convention.

• If the following number is less than 5, round DOWN.
• If the following number is 5 or higher, round UP.
• Most rounding will be done to a specified number of decimal places.

## Examples

When asked to round to two (2) decimal places, your answer should reflect no more than two digits to the right of the decimal using the convention above:

• 2.2538 rounds to 2.25 since the 3 that follows the 2nd decimal place is less than 5.
• 2.2558 rounds to 2.26 since the 5 that follows the 2nd decimal place is equal to 5.
• 2.2568 rounds to 2.26 since the 6 that follows the 2nd decimal place is greater than 5.

Occasionally, you may be asked to round to a whole number. The same convention applies. If the following digit is less than 5, round down. If the following digit is equal to or greater than 5, round up.

• 2.2538 rounds to 2 since the 2 that follows the decimal is less than 5.
• 2.5558 rounds to 3 since the 5 that follows the decimal is equal to 5.
• 2.7568 rounds to 6 since the 7 that follows the decimal place is greater than 5.

When needed, you will also be instructed on when to round. For example, not until your final answer.