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Rounding to the nearest 1/2 inch

When measuring a line with a ruler. When the question asks you to round to the nearest 1/2 inch, how do you determine if it is the nearest whole number or the nearest 1/2 number? Is the answer always a whole number?

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When you need to round to the nearest half inch, you are rounding to either the whole number (X) or to the half number (X.5).

In order to determine, you look at the number. If it is between 0 and 0.2444444444 ...

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