RLO: Calculating Medicines for Children

Rounding decimals up and down

To be accurate, medicines need to be calculated to one decimal place beyond that required in order to round the value up (if the 2nd decimal place is 5 or over) or down (if the 2nd decimal place is less than 5).

In a 1ml syringe, the value required would need to be calculated to 3 decimal places in order to round up or down as appropriate.

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