# Rounding up to nearest whole number

• Feb 13th 2006, 01:52 PM
char1970
Rounding up to nearest whole number
how can I round up 823.295628 to the nearest whole number? The question is asking me to round it up not down, so can anyone help me with this? Could it be a trick question and the answer is really 823 or is there actually a way to round this number up to the nearest whole number?

Any replies would be much appreciated...:)

Char
• Feb 13th 2006, 05:05 PM
topsquark
Quote:

Originally Posted by char1970
how can I round up 823.295628 to the nearest whole number? The question is asking me to round it up not down, so can anyone help me with this? Could it be a trick question and the answer is really 823 or is there actually a way to round this number up to the nearest whole number?

Any replies would be much appreciated...:)

Char

No trick question. The answer is 824. (They do this kind of thing in business alot! ;))

-Dan
• Feb 14th 2006, 12:59 AM
ticbol
Quote:

Originally Posted by char1970
how can I round up 823.295628 to the nearest whole number? The question is asking me to round it up not down, so can anyone help me with this? Could it be a trick question and the answer is really 823 or is there actually a way to round this number up to the nearest whole number?

Any replies would be much appreciated...:)

Char

You said "round it up, not down", so the answer should be the next whole number that is higher than the 823.295628. Which is 824, of course.

If, however, you instead said "round it off to the nearest whole number", then the answer should be 823, because the decimal portion is less than 0.5.

Rounding off is different from rounding up.
• Feb 14th 2006, 08:31 AM
char1970
Thank you...:)
Thank you a lot. I can't believe I didn't figure that out...lol.
• Feb 15th 2006, 01:04 AM
mathweaker
its 823~