# round() function in python

The round() built-in function has a syntax of round (flt,ndig=0). It normally rounds a floating point number to the nearest integral number and returns that result (still) as a float. When the optional third ndig option is given, round() will round the argument to the specific number of decimal places.

```>>> round(3)
3.0
>>> round(3.45)
3.0
>>> round(3.4999999)
3.0
>>> round(3.499999,1)
3.5
>>> round(-3.5)
-4.0
>>> round(-3.4)
-3.0
>>> round(-3.49)
-3.0
>>> round(-3.49,1)
-3.5
```

Note that the rounding performed by round() moves away from zero on the number line, i.e., round(.5) goes to 1 and round(-.5) goes to -1. Also, with functions like int(), round(), and math.floor(), all may seem like they are doing the same thing; it is possible to get them all confused. Here is how you can differentiate among these:

int() chops off the decimal point and everything after (a.k.a. truncation).

floor() rounds you to the next smaller integer, i.e., the next integer moving in a negative direction (towards the left on the number line).

round() (rounded zero digits) rounds you to the nearest integer period.

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