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Number Rounding to the Nearest 0.5

Posted on 2007-11-30
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I have several numbers collected from a database that I need to round.

These numbers vary from 2.444 to 2.645 and different again.

I need all number rounding to 0.5 mark, so 1.666 would be 1.5 1.444 would be 1.5 but 1.2333 would be 1.

How can I accomplish this in visual basic 6?
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Question by:Terry Rogers
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by:Jaime Olivares
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the usual trick is to multiply by 2, round, and divide by 2

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by:Autoeforms
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i no longer have vb 6 installed but there should be a function called round that will do the trick for you

greg

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by:Jaime Olivares
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it should be:

int(yournumber*2)/2
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by:Terry Rogers
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jaime_olivares:

You solution works, but not as entirely expected. A Figure of  21.77 gets rounded down to 21.5 not to 22 like it should be.
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by:Jaime Olivares
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ok, try with:
int((yournumber+0.5)*2)/2
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by:Terry Rogers
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Now, the number 21.6666666666667 gets rounded to 22 not, 21.5 as it should be. ???
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Jaime Olivares earned 500 total points
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Oh, sorry, is should be:
int((yournumber+0.25)*2)/2

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by:Autoeforms
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i think you will be more accurate if you search out the vb6 math library.

greg
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by:Terry Rogers
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Works fine now. Thanks for your help!
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