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6.12 Tutorial: Formatting Integers and Reals

This tutorial demonstrates the effect of applying various formatting options to the same expression in a question.

Consider a question that contains the text:

A dog weighs $m kg.

The following table shows how different assignments of values to $m are interpreted.

Table 6.11: Formatting Numbers with $m

Syntax

Format Display

$m=15.27375491

A dog weighs 15.27375491 kg.

$m=sig(3, 15.27375491)

A dog weighs 15.3 kg.

$m=int(15.27375491)

A dog weighs 15 kg.

$m=decimal(1, 15.27375491)

A dog weighs 15.3 kg.

$m=decimal(0, 15.27375491)

A dog weighs 15 kg.



decimal(n, x)

Returns x expressed as a floating-point number rounded to n decimal places.

sig(n, x)

Returns x expressed as a floating-point number rounded to n significant digits.

int(x)

Returns the integer part of x.