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## 6.12 Tutorial: Formatting Integers and Reals

This tutorial demonstrates the effect of applying various formatting options to the same expression in a question.

Consider a question that contains the text:

A dog weighs \$m kg.

The following table shows how different assignments of values to \$m are interpreted.

Table 6.11: Formatting Numbers with \$m

Syntax

Format Display

`\$m=15.27375491`

A dog weighs 15.27375491 kg.

`\$m=sig(3, 15.27375491)`

A dog weighs 15.3 kg.

`\$m=int(15.27375491)`

A dog weighs 15 kg.

`\$m=decimal(1, 15.27375491)`

A dog weighs 15.3 kg.

`\$m=decimal(0, 15.27375491)`

A dog weighs 15 kg.

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decimal(n, x)```

Returns x expressed as a floating-point number rounded to n decimal places.

`sig(n, x)`

Returns x expressed as a floating-point number rounded to n significant digits.

`int(x)`

Returns the integer part of x.

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