# How does Empower round this number?

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edited December 2018
Calling out for some help on this one before I drive myself crazy thinking of it. If I have a value for amount of 74.49999999999999 and I want it displayed to a precision of 0, does Empower perform a "double rounding" first to 74.5 and then 75? I don't physically want to Round the value as in Round(Amount,0), I just want to know what will be displayed if I choose to set the precision to 0 for that amount.

I haven't been able to recreate that exact number in Empower, thanks.

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From Empower help:

## Method that Empower software uses to round numbers

Empower software evaluates the digit in the decimal place to the right of the specified precision in the unrounded number.

• If this digit is smaller than 5, that digit and all digits after it are eliminated, and the preceding digit is unchanged.
• If this digit is equal to or greater than 5, that digit is eliminated, and the preceding digit is increased by 1.
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I've tried to pose the white paper before, and the forums don't like it anymore.

XX.49999999999999999999999999 (etc, etc) is a very hard number for Empower to represent on account of conversions between Base 2 (oracle) and base 10 (Microsoft).

Pay close attention to example one in the linked document.

The answer given, though certainly correct, is technically not accurate for this unique case you used in your example. Depending upon where you are in this process (review versus processed result) you could potentially be pulling every last hair our of your head trying to figure out why numbers are not rounding "correctly".