mySQL. SQL query. Substitute for Numeric key word.

Let say I need to solve the problem :

With a precision of two decimal places, determine the average number of guns for the battleship classes.


SELECT AVG(numGuns+0.0)
FROM Classes
WHERE type = 'bb'

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The query about work fine but show me result with more than 2 decimal points.

I need to write sql query that will be analog query below but will be work on mySQL server ( as far as I understand Numeric key word didn't work in mySQL server )
SELECT CAST ( AVG(numGuns+0.0) AS NUMERIC(10,2) )
FROM Classes
WHERE type = 'bb'

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So how can I rewrite the query above in order that it'll work in mySQL server.
Thx in advance !
SunnyXAsked:
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Pawan KumarConnect With a Mentor Database ExpertCommented:
Try..

--WITH OUT ROUNDING

SELECT TRUNCATE( AVG(numGuns) ,  2 )  AS numGuns
FROM Classes
WHERE type = 'bb'

--WITH ROUNDING

SELECT ROUND( AVG(numGuns) ,  2 )  AS numGuns
FROM Classes
WHERE type = 'bb'
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F IgorConnect With a Mentor DeveloperCommented:
You can use the FORMAT function


SELECT FORMAT( numeric_expression, decimals) FROM table

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http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.7/en/string-functions.html#function_format
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SunnyXAuthor Commented:
thx everybody !
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