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Division with rounded answer

  1. Jun 26, 2012 #1
    If we take 12 and DIVIDE it by 7 we get about 1,714…

    But is there a mathematical operator/symbol similar to DIVISION witch rounds the answer to the lowest whole number? In this case; one

    and the opposite:

    Is there a mathematical operator/symbol similar to DIVISION witch rounds the answer to the higest whole number? In this case; two

    Thanks.
     
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  3. Jun 26, 2012 #2

    Mentallic

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  4. Jun 28, 2012 #3
    I think the op means an actual function, such as x^2 /3x or something. (just an example)
     
  5. Jun 28, 2012 #4

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    "Floor" and "ceiling" are "actual functions". If you mean something else you will have to explain what you mean by "function".
     
  6. Jun 29, 2012 #5

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    I know what you're thinking but those kinds of functions are mostly continuous and what the OP is looking for is a step function which is discontinuous at infinitely many points.

    There is a reason why the Floor and Ceiling functions were constructed :wink:
     
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