Math problems......... - page 2

Hi all! I am new here and really need some help. I am at the end of my 1st semster LVN program, with one day left. This morning, my instructor pulled me aside and informed me that I did not pass my... Read More

  1. by   madascanbeRNtobe
    oh thanks for clearing that up angie. If someone told me to carry my answer my to the hundreths, i would automatically round to the hundreths. Good to know there is a different between the two, so i dont make that mistake

  2. by   luvmy3kids
    What I've always understood, is if they ask you to carry to the hundredths place, you look to the next place after that and then round to the hundredths place according to what the following number is/was.

    Ex: 3.6363

    If you are to stop at the 3.63, you would need to look at the next number (6) in this case, and then round the 3 up to 4 so the final number to the hundredths place would be 3.64.

    But this is just what I've been doing in chem, so I'm not sure if there is a difference in your situation. I've just always done it this way. HTH's