# casas decimais/decimais

## English translation: decimal places / decimals

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 Portuguese term or phrase: casas decimais/decimais English translation: decimal places / decimals Entered by:

 15:46 Jul 12, 2006
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Finance (general)
 Portuguese term or phrase: casas decimais/decimais As casas decimais de 1 a 4 deverão ser arredondadas para baixo. As casas decimais de 5 a 9 deverão ser arredondadas para cima. I've already googled for decimals/decimal places (kudoz glos) but I am not satisfied with the results. Any ideas of how to say it? ............... should be rounded to the next lowest whole number and ........... should be rounded to the next highest whole number. By the way.. I'm not that sure about "to the next lowest/highest whole number". Suggestions welcome, of course. TIA.
 decimal places / decimals Explanation:As with whole numbers, a digit in a decimal number has a value which depends on the place of the digit. The places to the left of the decimal point are ones, tens, hundreds, and so on, just as with whole numbers. This table shows the decimal place value for various positions:
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Maria Luisa Duarte
Spain
Local time: 22:52
 Obrigada a todos. Como m/ pergunta original refere-se a casa decimais/decimais, opto pela resposta de Maria Luisa. A dica de Paulo César pode ser usada para arredondar p/cima e p/ baixo. Valeu!4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

5 +2decimal places / decimals
 Maria Luisa Duarte
4 +1rounded upwards/downwards to
 Paulo César Mendes MD, CT
4the decimal part shall be rounded to the nearest whole number
 Paul Dixon

26 mins   confidence: peer agreement (net): +2
decimal places / decimals

Explanation:
As with whole numbers, a digit in a decimal number has a value which depends on the place of the digit. The places to the left of the decimal point are ones, tens, hundreds, and so on, just as with whole numbers. This table shows the decimal place value for various positions:

Reference: http://www.mathleague.com/help/decwholeexp/decwholeexp.htm
Reference: http://encarta.msn.com/text_761576004__1/Arithmetic.html
 Maria Luisa DuarteSpainLocal time: 22:52Native speaker of: English, PortuguesePRO pts in category: 55
 Obrigada a todos. Como m/ pergunta original refere-se a casa decimais/decimais, opto pela resposta de Maria Luisa. A dica de Paulo César pode ser usada para arredondar p/cima e p/ baixo. Valeu!

agree
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agree
 1 hr

3 hrs   confidence: peer agreement (net): +1
rounded upwards/downwards to

Explanation:
...to the next integer/whole number/full cent, etc... mas acho que nesse techo basta 'rounded upwards' ou 'downwards'

 Paulo César Mendes MD, CTUnited StatesLocal time: 15:52Native speaker of: PortuguesePRO pts in category: 12
 Asker: É, acho que mata a charada. Será que basta usar decimal places ou tenho de ser + específica e usar the last 2 decimal places. No meu texto: 7.85 será arredondado para 8.00 e 7.44 para 7.00. TIA.

agree  thescarid: this is a good solution
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1 day23 hrs   confidence:
the decimal part shall be rounded to the nearest whole number

Explanation:
Not exactly the original phrase, but this is better using the KISS principle (Keep It Short and Simple). This assumes that the decimal places are not used in the rounded number, so 10.3 = 10 (not 10.00).

 Paul DixonBrazilLocal time: 17:52Works in fieldNative speaker of: English, PortuguesePRO pts in category: 79

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