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Rounding Rules
Authored by: porkchop_d_clown on Dec 12, '05 09:49:03PM

I can't imagine many common problems where the median value is zero.

Still, for most purposes the difference between the two algorithms is immaterial. If you need more precision, you should use a larger word size. ;-)

I actually just went through this with my 3rd grade daughter - I learned the even/odd rule growing up, they just taught her the round-away-from-zero rule. This caused some confusion in homework checking.

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