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Formula Questions Filling Up to 4 Decimal Places

Question asked by Victoria Richards on Jun 29, 2018
Latest reply on Jun 30, 2018 by Whitney Zimmerman

I'm just curious as to why, in a numerical question, does the student's answer choice automatically populate up to 4 decimal places?

 

For instance, if the answer is 3.6 and the instructors have said, "round to the nearest tenth", and the students insert 3.6, when they hit the next button it automatically populates to 3.6000.

 

This could cause students to panic because the true answer for 4 decimal places might have been 3.6213, but since they were asked to round to the nearest tenth, their answer converts to 3.6000.

 

Although this doesn't affect their grade, the misconception of the decimal places could cause confusion. Is there a way to keep this from happening?

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