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5/4-Regel

English translation: 5/4-rule

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13:25 Dec 12, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Science - Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng / Chemistry
German term or phrase: 5/4-Regel
Die berechneten Werte sind auf ganze Zahlen zu runden (5/4-Regel).
Some kind of rule for rounding off figures?
Julie Neill
Spain
Local time: 16:33
English translation:5/4-rule
Explanation:
not at all common.
I guess it should just mean to round up for .5 and above and round down for .4 and below...
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Andy Lemminger
Canada
Local time: 08:33
Grading comment
Thanks!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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3 +35/4-rule
Andy Lemminger


  

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3 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +3
5/4-rule


Explanation:
not at all common.
I guess it should just mean to round up for .5 and above and round down for .4 and below...

Andy Lemminger
Canada
Local time: 08:33
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in category: 12
Grading comment
Thanks!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Christa Zeller Thomas: makes perfect sense to me; one might call it a "convention" instead of a rule in English.
32 mins

agree  xxxHenri
2 hrs

agree  Jacqueline McKay
7 hrs
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