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RULES FOR ROUNDING OFF NUMERICAL VALUES
Thirteenth
Reprint MAY 1992
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Indian Standard
RULES FOR ROUNDING OFF NUMERICAL VALUES
( Revised)
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Research,
Engineering Standards Sectional Committ~e; ~DC 1
Chm'tlllan DR K. S.
KRISHNAN
Council of Scientific Nell' Delhi
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Industrlal
Mtmbm 8mu
Dr K. S. Krishnan '.
PREM PRAKASH (
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Research, Dtsign & Standardization Organlzalion ( Ministry of Railway~ ) Central Board of Irrigation & Power, New Delhi SllRI BALESflWAR NA'fH Danny Dmecroa GENeRAL 01' Directorate General of Observatories (Ministry of Transport & Communications), New Delhi 0118&& v ATORI es Engineering Research Department, Government of D'Rl!C'foR Andhra Pradesh SHR) S. B. JOSHI Institution of Engineers ( India ),' Calcuna Indian Engineering Association, Calcutta SHRl R. N. KAPOR DR R, S, KR1Sl!NAN Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 8llR) S. R, MEHRA Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, New Delhi SHRI S. N. MUKERJt Government Test House, C~lcutta SHRl K. D. BHAT"tACIiARJEE ( A/tunale ) DR D, R. N1JHAWAN Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, New Ddhi SURt V. R. RAGHAVAN Central Water & Power Cornmlsalon, New Delhi BRIG J. R. SAMSON Oontroller of Development (Armaments) (Ministry of Defence) LT·COL R.JANARDHANAM (A!urnau)
A~SISTAN'r DIRECTOR
BUREAU
MANAK
OF INDIAN
NEW DELHI 110002
STANDARDS
BHAVAN.
9 BAHADUR SHAH ZAFAR MARG
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IS f 2·1960
Indian Standard
RULES FOR ROUNDING OFF
NUMERICAL VALVES
( Revised)
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FOREWO RD
0.1 This Indian Standard (Revised) was adopted by the Indian Standards Institution on 27 July 1960, after the draft finalized by the Engineering Standards Sectional Committee had been approved by the Engineering Division Council. 0.2 To round off a value is to retain a certain number of figures; counted from the left, and drop the others so as to give a.more rational form to the value. As the result of a test or of a calculation is generally rounded off for the purpose of'reporting or for drafting specifications, it is necessary to prescribe rules for' rounding off' numerical values as also for deciding on I the numher of figures • to be retained. 0.3 This standard was originally issued in 1949 with a view to promoting the adoption of a uniform procedure in rounding' of! numerical values. However, the rules given referred only to unit fineness of rounding (see 2.3 ) and in course of years the need was felt to prescribe rules for roundingoff numerical values to fineness of rounding 'other than unity, Moreover, it was also felt that the discussion on tile number of figures to be retained as given in the earlier version required further elucidation. The present revision is expected to fulfil' these needs. 0.4 In preparing this standard, IS: 7871956 GUIDE FOR
SYSTEM OF UNl'rS
reference
has been made'to
INTERCONVERSION TO ANOTHER. Indian
the following: OF VALUES FROM ONB Standards Institution.·
VALUES (FlNBNESS OF
B.S. 1957: 1953
EXPRESSION;
PRESENTATION OF NUMERIOAL ROUNtHNO OF NUMBERS).
tution.
AMERIOAN 'STANDARD NUMERIOAL VALUES.
British Standards
FOR ROUNDING
InstiOPF
ASTM
DESIGNATIOt': NATING SIONIFICANT
25.11940 RULES American Standards E 2950 RBOOMMENDED
PLACES IN SPEOIFIED
z
Association.
PRAOTICE VALUES. FOR DEMO
American
'Society for Testing and Materials.
JAMES
W. SOARBOROUQH. Numerical Mathematical more. The John Hopkins Press, 1950.
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Analysle. 'Balti
IS 121960 1. SCOPE 1.1 This standard prescribes rules for rounding off'nurnerical values for the purpose ofreporting results of a test, an analysis, a measurement or a calculation, and thus assisting in. drafting specifications. It also makes recommendations as to the number of figures that should be retained in course of computation. 2. TERMINOLOGY
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2.0 For the purpose of this standard, the ~~'lIowingdefinitions shall apply. 2.1 Number of' Decimal Places . A value is said to have as many decimal placesas there are number of figures in the value, counting from the first figure after the decimal point and ending with the last figure on the right. Examples: Value 0'02950 21'0295
2000'000001 ,
Decimal Plam
5 4 6
291'00 10'32 X 108 (see Note 1 )
2
2
NOT& I  For the purpose of thl, n1ndard, the expression 10'32 X lOa should be taken to cons!!t of two parts, the value proper which h 1~32 and the unit of expreesion for the value, 108•
2.2 Number of Significant Figures A value is said to have as many significant figures as there are number of significant digits (see Note 2) in the value, counting from the leftmost nQn·{efQ digit and ending with the rightmost digit in the value. Examples: Value 0'029500 0'0295 10"0295 2000'000001 5677'0 567700 56'77 X 10i 0056'770 3900 (see Note 3 ) .
Significallt Figures
3 6 10 5 6
4 5
5 4
NOTa 2  Any of the digiti/ 1, 2. 3, .. ,......... 9 occurring in It value shall be a signlficant digit(s}j and zero &hall be a dgntficant digit cnly ~hen It is preceded by some
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other digit (('xct'pting zeros) on its left. When appearing in thr. POWl'T of III to indicate the magnitude of the unit III the expression of a value, zcr« shall not b: a signlficant digit. Non: 3  With a view to removing any ambiguity regarding the sign ilJCllOC! , of the zeros at the end in a value like 3 900, it would be always dcslrabh to wrh: thr value in the poweroften notation. For example, 3900 may br written as go!) X Iff:;, 3'90 x I()3 or 3900 X 103 depending upon the last figure(s) in the value to which it is desired to imparl significance.
2.3 ~jneness
of Rounding

The unit to which a value is rounded
off.
For example, a value may be rounded to the nearest 0000 01, O·OOO:?) 0'000 5, 0'001, 0'0025, 0'005, 0'01, 0'07, 1, 2'5, 10, 20, 50, 1{.I0 or any other unit depending on the fineness desired.
3. RULES FOR ROUNDING
3.0 The rule usually followed in rounding off a value to unit fineness of rounding is to keep unchanged the last figure retained when the figurc next beyond is less than 5 and to increase by I the last figure retained when the figure next beyond is more than 5. There is diversity of practice when the figure next beyond the last figure retained is 5. In such cases, some computers 'round up', that is, increase by I, the last figure retained: others , round down' .. that is, discard everything beyond the last figure' retained, Obviously, if the retained value is always' rounded tip , or always' rounded down',' the sum and the average of a series of values so rounded will be larger or smaller than the corresponding sum or average of the unrounded values. However, if rounding 011' is carried out in accordance with the rules stated in 3.1 in one step (JfC 3.3 ), the sum and the average of thc rounded values would be more nearly correct than in the previous cases (see Appendix A). 3.1 Rounding Off eo Unit Fineness  In case the fineness of rounding unity in the last place retained, the following rules shall be followed: is
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Rule I  When the figure next beyond the last figme or place to be retained is less than 5, the figure in the last place retained shall he left unchanged. Rule II  When the figure next beyond the last figure or place to be retained is more than 5 or is 5 followed by any figures other than zeros, the figure in the last place retained shall be increased by 1.
Rule IIl When the figure next beyond the last figure or place to be retained is 5 alone or 5 followed by zeros only, the figure in the last place retained shall be (a) increased by 1 if it is odd and (b) left unchangcd if even ( zero would be regarded as an even number for this purpose). 5
IS: 2·1960 in Table 1.
TABLE I
VAWE
Some examples illustrating
the application
of Rules I to III are given
EXAMPLES
OF ROUNDING
OFF VALUES TO UNIT FINENESS
OF
r=:
FiNENESS
.A.
ROUNDING 0·001 ,...Rounded Rule Value 7·260 14·725 30455 13·545 8·725 19·205 0·550 0·650 0·050
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r·.A.·~,
Rounded Value
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Rule I II
I II
r",. Rounded Rule Value 7.3 14·7 II
I
0·1
0·01 ,..,......  ... Rounded Value Rule
I
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7·2604 14·725 304·55 13·545001 8·725 19·205 0·5499 0·6501 0·04950
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15 3 149 19
7·26 14·72
305
13·5 8·7 19·2 0·5 0·7 0·0
II I
11
II I I 1 II
I
3046
13·55
8·72
19·20 0.55 0.65 0·05
III (b) III(a) II III (b) lU(b) II
I
I
0
II I
II
II I 1U(a)
when the fineness' of rounding is 0'10, 10, 100, 1 000, etc. For example, 2'43 when rounded to fineness 0'10 becomes 2'40. Similarly, 712 and 715
when rounded to the fineness 10 become 710 and 720 respectively.
3.1.1 The rules for rounding
laid down in 3.1 may be extended
to apply
3.2 Rounding Ofr to Fineness Other than Unity  In case the fineness
of rounding is not unity, but] say, it is II, the given value shall be rounded off according to the following rule: Rule IV  When rounding to a fineness n, other than unity, the given value shall be divided by 11. The quotient shall be rounded off to the nearest whole number in accordance with the rules laid down in 3.1 for unit fineness of rounding. The number so obtained, that ;s. the rounded quotient, shall then be multiplied by 11 to get the final rounded value, illustrating the application of Rule IV are given in
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Some examples Table II.
Non:
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be stated in line with those for unit fineness of rounding (ue 3.1 ) as follows:
The rules for rounding off a value to any fineness of rounding, n, may also
Divide the given value by n so that an integral quotient and !J remainder are obtained. Round off the value in the following manner: a) If the remainder is'les~ than n/2, the value shall be rounded down such that the rounded value is an integral multiple of n.
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b) If the remainder is grtalcr than rl/2, th .. vain" ~hall br rounded Ihat the rounded value is an integral multiple (,r II. c) Iflh{' remainder is exactly equnl 101112, th;d r(JunJ"d which is an integral multiple: of 21J. lip such
value shall be chosen
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EXAMPLES
OF ROUNDING OFF VALUES TO FINENESS OTHER THAN UNIT
Q.UOTIENT
VALUE
FIl'>mlttS~ OF ROUNDING, II
Rouxru:n
QUOJ"l£NT
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Ror:'1))l;J)
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(2)
(3)=(1)/(2) l;'!!39
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1·6473
0·2 0·2 0·3 0·;, 0·07 0·07 50 50
8 14 U
4 10
NO
2·4968 17.5
0·68721 0'875
J3';'
lJ<322 7
3·5
!)·CI7 3 12·5 G·5 20·5
2·4 2·0
0·70
325
J 025
12 6
20
D·ni·
3 X 10~ 10 x lO~
3.2.1 Fineness of rounding other than 2 and.') is seldom called for 111 practice. For' these cases, the rules for rounding may be stated in simpler form as follows: a) Rounding offto fineness 50, 5, 0'5, 0'05, 0'005, etc, Rule, V  When rounding to 5 units, the given value shall bl,! doubled and rounded off to twice the rcqnind fineness 0(' rounding in accordance with 3.1.1. The value thus obtained shall IJe halved to get the final rounded value.
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For example, in rounding off 975 to the nearest 50, 975 is doubled giving 1 950 which becomes 2 000 when rounded off to the nearest 100; when 2 000 is divided hy 2, the resulting number I 000 is the rounded value of
975.
b) Rounding
off to fineness 20, 2, 0'2, 0'02, 0'002, etc.
When rounding to 2 units, the given value shall be halved and rounded off to half the required fineness of rounding in accordance with 3.1. The value thus obtained shall then be doubled to get the final rounded value. For example, in rounding off 270 to the nearest 0'2, 2'70 is halved giving 1'35 which becomes ['4 when rounded off to the nearest 0'1; when 14 is doubled, the resulting number 2'8 is the rounded value.
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IS \ 2 ~ 1960 3.3 Successive Roundjng ~ The final rounded value shall be obtained from the most precise value available in one step only and not from a series of successive roundings, For example, the value O'S't9 fl, when rounded to one significant figure', shall be written as 0'5 and not as 0'6 which is obtained as a result or successive roundings to {)'550, (J'55, and 0'6, I t is obvious that t lie most j»'c('isc: value available is nearer to 0'5 and not to 0'6 and that t It: errol' involved is less in the former case. Simi lady, 0'650 I shall be rouurlcd oil' to 0'7 in one step and not successively to 0'650, 0'65 and 0'6, :since (he most precise value available here is nearer to 0'7 than to 0'6 ( S/:c' It/SO Table I ),
/ NOHe 5  In those cases where a final rounded value terminates with 5 and it is intended 10 usc it in further computation, it rnny be helpful to use a ,+' or '' sign after the final:l to indicate whether a subsequent rounding should be up Dr clown. Thus 3'2117 may be written as 3'2[5 when rounded to a fin('fless of rounding 0'001, If further rounding to three significant figures is desired, this number would be rounded down and written as 3'21 which is in error by less than half a unit in the last place; otherwise, roundingQf 3'215 would have yielded 3'22 which is in error by mort than half a unit in the last place. Similarly, 3205 4 could be written as 3'20.">+when rounded to } significant figures, Further rounding to 3 significant figures would yield the value as g'21. In case the final 5 is obtained C""xllctly, it would be indicated by leaving the 5 as such without using '+' or '' sign, In subsequent rounding the 5 would then be treated in accordance with Rule II I.
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4. NUMBER
OF FIGURES
TO BE RETAINED
4.0 Pertinent to the application of the rules for rounding off is the underlying decision as to the number of figures that should be retained in a given problem. The original values requiring to be rounded off may arise as a result of a test, an analysis or a measurement, in other words, experimental results, or they may arise from computations involving several steps, 4.1 Experimental Results  The; number of figures to be retained in an experimental result, either for the purpose of reporting or for guiding the formulation of specifications will depend on the significance of the figures in the value. This aspect has been discussed in detail under 4 of IS: 787· 1956 to which reference may be made for obtaining helpful guidance. 4.2 ComputaHons  In computations involving values of different accuracies, the problem as to how many figures should be retained at various steps assumes a special significance as it would affect the accuracy of the final result. The rounding off error will, in fact, be injected into computation every time an arithmetical operation is performed, It is; therefore, necessary to carry out the computation in such a manner as would obtain accurate results consistent with the accuracy of the data in hand, 4.2.1 While it is not possible to prescribe details which may be followed in computations of various types, certain basic rules may be recommended
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for single arithmetical operations which, when followed, will save labour and at the same time enable accuracy of original data to be normally maintained in the final answers, 4.2.2 As a guide to t1~~umber of places or figures to be retained in the calculations invclvlngarithmetical operations with rounded or approximate values, the following procedures are recommended:
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a) Addition.  The more accurate values shall be rounded off so as to retain one more place than the last significant figure in the least
accurate value. The resulting sum shall then be rounded the last significant place in the least accurate value.
off to
b) Sub fraction  The more accurate value ( of the two given values) shall be rounded off, before subtraction, to the same place as the last significant figure in less accurate value; and the result shall be rep?rted as such tsee also Note 6 ). c) Alultiplication and Division=: The number of significant figures retained in the more accurate values shall be kept olle more than that in the least accurate value, The result shall then be rounded off to the same number of significant figures as in the least accurate value. d) When a long computation is carded out ,in several steps, the intermediate results shall be properly rounded at the end of each step so as to avoidthe accumulation of rounding errors in such cases. It is recommended that, at the end of each step, one more significant figure may be retained than is required under (a), (b) and (c) ( see also Note 7). .
NO~'E G  The loss of the significant figures in the subtraction of two nearly equal values is the gn'fllest soiree of inaccuracy in most computations. and it forms the weakest link in a chain computation where it occurs. Thus, if the values 0'169 52 and o· HiS 7 J arc each correct to five significant figures, their difference 0'00081, which has only two. significant figllres, is quite likely to introduce inaccuracy in subsequent computatiou. ,
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If, however, the difference of two vnlues is desired be correct to k significant figures and if it is known beforehand that the first m,significant figures at the left will disapp~at' hy subtraction, then th~ number of significant figures It) he retained in each of the values sha]] be m + k {$(I l$xamplc l ), Non; 7  To ensure a greater degree of accuracy In the computations, it is also desirable to avoid or defer ,s long as possible certain npproximarlcn operations like that oflhe division or square root, For example, in the dl:terminalion of sucrose by
to
V(l[\l&lctric method,
the expression
20Wl
W2
lis calculational form until thelast operation
as 20Wl (j~ 11 "1 of the calculation.
(h _fi) tlJ
I'J
Vb
may be better
1'1 1'2 which
•
)fwa
evaluated by taking . would defer the divlslon
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lS: 2 .. 1960 4.2.3 Examples Example 1
Required to find the sum of the rounded 76'854 and 4'746·2, off'.values 461'32, 381 '6,
Since the least accurate value 381'6 is known only to the first decimal place, all other values shall be rounded off to one more place, that is, to two decimal places and then added as shown below:
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461'32 381'6 76'8.1)
4'75
924'»2 The resulting sum shall then be reported to the same decimal place as in the least accurate value, that is, as 924'5,
Example 2
Required to find the sum of the. values 213490, 894,657'32, and 76939, assuming that the value 39500 is known nearest hundred only. 39500 to the
Since one of the values is known only to the nearest hundred, the other values shall be rounded off to the nearest ten and then added as shown helow: 2849 89 66 3950 X lO X 10 X 10 X'}O
7694 X 10 14648
x
10 the nearest hundred as
The sum shall then be reported to I 465 X 10001' even as 1'465 X 108,
Example 3
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Required to find the difference of 679'8 and 76'365, assuming each number is known to its last figure but no farther.
,
that
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SiLlCC OJH~ or the values is known to the first decimal place only) the other value shall also be rounded off to the first decimal place and then the difference shall be found,
679'8
76'4 603'4 The difference, 603'4, shall be reported as such. Example
+
\1'2'52  \1'2'49 cprrcct to live signilicanr
Required to evaluate figures.
Since
V2:52
= 1'587 450 79
'·/2'49 = 1'577 973 33
and three significant figul'e~ at the left will vdisappear on subtraction, the number of siroificant figures retained in each value shall be 8 as shown belowj,
1'587450 !J 1'577973 4·0'009477 4 The result, 0'009477 4, shall 9~477 4 X 103), E.rample 5 Required to evaluate to its last figure.
denominator be reported as
such (or
as
35'2/\12,
given that the numerator . ,
is correct
Since the numerator here is corre6i/fci::three
shall be taken as
v'Z ~
significant figures, the 1'414. Then) .
1'414== 24'89 and the resuit shall be reported as 249.
35'2
l!.)_·ample 6
Required evaluate 3'78rc/S'6, assuming true to only two significant figures.
to
that the denominator
is
Since the denominator here is oorrrect to two signUicant figures, each number in the numerator would be taken up. to three significant 1]
IS: 2 ·1960 figures. Thus, 3'785~/'14
= 2'08.
The result shall, however, be reported as 2' I.
APPENDIX
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( Clause 3.0)
VALIDITY OF RULES A.l. The validity of the rules for rounding off numerical values, as given in 3.1, may be seen from the fact that to every number that is to be rounded down' in accordance with Rule I, there corresponds a number that is to be'} rounded up , in accordance with Rule Thus, these two rules establish a balance between rounding' down' and' up • for all numbers other than those that ff\l1exactly midway between two alternatives. In the latter case, since the figure'to be dropped is exactly 5, Rule III, which specifies that the value should herounded to its nearest even number, implies that rounding shall be ' up , when the preceding figures are 1,3, 5, 7, 9 and • down' when they are 0,2,4,6,8. Rule IU hence advocates a similar balance between rounding' up , and r down' (see also Note 8). This implies that if the above rules are followed in a large group of values in which random distribution of ' figures occurs, the number' rounded up' and the number 'rounded down' will be nearly equal. Therefore, the sum and the average of the rounded values will be more nearly correct than would be the case if all were rounded in the same direction, that Is, either all 'up' ot' all ' down'.
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NOT!!. fl' From 'purely logical considerations, a given value could have as well been rounded to an odd number ( and .not an even number as in Rule III ) when the discarded figures fall exactly midway between two alternatives. But there is a practical aspect to the matter. The rounding oft' a value to an even number facilitatC$ the divlslon ·of the rounded value by Z .and the te!ull:of such divition gives the correct rounding of half the original unrounded value. Besides; the ( rounded) even values may generally be exactly divisible by many more numbers, even as well as odd, than are the . ( rounded) odd val,u~,
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AMENDMENT NO. 1 FEBRUARY
IS 2: 1960 RULES FOR ROUNDING OFF NUMERICAL VALUES
( Revl..ed)
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1997
(Page 3, clause 0.4 )  Jnsert the following after first entry:
IS 1890 (PARTO) : 1995/ISO 310: 1992 QUANll11ESAND UNITS! PART 0
GENERAL PRINCIPLES ( FIRST REVIS/ON)
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( Page 8, clause 3.3 ) ~ Insert the following new clause after 3.3: "3.4 The rules given in 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3 should be used only if no specific criteria for the selection of the rounded number have to be taken into account. In cases, where specific limil ('Maximum' or 'Minimum') has been stipulated or where specifically mentioned in the requirement, it may be advisable always to round in one direction. Examples: 1) The requirement of leakage current for domestic electrical appliances is 210 ItA (rms) maximum. The rounding may he done in one direction. For example, if a test result is obtained a:; 210.1, it will be rounded up and reported as 21l1!A. 2) The requirement for cyanide (as eN) for drinking water is specified as 0.05 mg/l, maximum beyond which drinking water shall be considered
toxic.
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3)
The rounding may be done in one direction. For example, if a test result is obtained as 0.051 mg/l, it will be rounded up and reported as
0.06 mg/l,
The requirement for minimum thickness of the body of LPG cylinder is
2.4mm.
The rounding may be done in one direction. For example, if a test result is obtained 3S 2.39 mm, it wiII be rounded down and reported as 2.3 mm.
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Amend No.1 to IS 2: 1960 4) The requirement for ImpactAbsorption Motorcycle Riders is: for Protective Helmets for
'The conditioned helmet tested shall meet the requirements, when tbe resultant acceleration (RMS value of acceleration measured along three directions) measured at the centre of gr~vjty of the headform shall be s 150 gn (where gn = 9.81 m/sec") for any 5 milliseconds continuously and at no time exceeds 300 gn.' The rounding may be done in one direction. Ifa test result is obtained as 150.1 go, it will be rounded up and reported as 151 go,"
(MSD 1)
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NO.3 AUGUST 2000 TO IS 2: 1960 RULES FOR ROUNDING OFF NUMERICAL VALUES
( Revised) ( Page 5, clause 3.1, para 1 ) following: 'In case the fineness of rounding is unity in the last place retained, the following rules (except in 3.4) shall be followed:' Substitute the Iirst sentence for the
AMENDMENT
(Amendment No.1,
sentence for the following:
February 1997'@i'{fe
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3.4 ) 
Substitute
the second
'In all cases, where safety requirenle?~';9 rounding off sho~Jd be done in o~i~0n
ribed limits have to be respected, only.'
(Amendment No. 1, Febrllary~,
given under this clause. ~ 
clause 3.4) 
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