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## Rounding.

### in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (11th ed.)

Print Publication Year:
Feb 2020
Published Online:
Feb 2020
DOI:
10.1093/jama/9780190246556.003.0019.022.0029
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The digits to the right of the last significant digit are rounded up or down. If the digit to the right of the last significant digit is less than 5, the last significant digit is not changed. If the digit is greater than 5, the last significant digit is rounded up to the next higher digit. (For example, 47.746 years is rounded to 47.7 years and 47.763 years is rounded to 47.8 years.) If the digit immediately to the right of the last significant digit is 5, with either no digits or all zeros after the 5, the last significant digit is rounded up if it is odd and not changed if it is even. For example, 47.7500 would become 47.8; 47.65 would become 47.6. If the digit to the right of the last significant digit is 5 followed by any number other than 0, the last significant digit is rounded up (47.6501 would become 47.7)....

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