Calculations and approximations

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    Ryan NCARB

    Valentina,

    I assume you are talking about QFIB items?  Scoring in QFIB items is able to account for various rounding techniques when determining the correct answer - whether that is throughout the calculation or at the very end.  If specfic rounding is required then the item will say so.  You are also responsible for understanding when rounding is appropriate, such as you can't have 3.2 toilets or parking spaces.  And yes, you would just type "17280" in the answer box.

    Hope this helps.

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    Valentina Gaglio

    Yes, thanks. And how many decimals should we type.17,280.345 is 17280.35? I know this is mundane but, if the test is evaluated by a computer, it might make a right or wrong difference. Thanks so much.

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    Ryan NCARB

    Computer scoring actually makes a variable number of decimals easier to score!  If rounding to a specific number is required, then the item will say so.  Otherwise, the computer will accurately score either one.  Don't overthink this too much -- focusing on studying the content that matters.

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