Round number

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A round number is mathematically defined as the product of a considerable number of comparatively small factors[1] as compared to its neighbouring numbers, such as 24 = 2*2*2*3 (4 factors, as opposed to 3 factors for 27; 2 factors for 21, 22, 25, and 26; and 1 factor for 23).

A round number is informally considered to be an integer that ends with one or more zeroes (0). A number ending in 5, might be considered in a way more "round" than one ending in 0. For example, a non-integer such as 2.5, might be seen as more round than 2.497 (esp. written 2.500).

Numbers can also be considered "round" in numbering systems other than decimal (base 10). For example, the number 1024 would not be considered "round" in decimal, but the same number ends with a zero in several other numbering systems including binary (base 2: 10000000000), octal (base 8: 2000), and hexadecimal (base 16: 400).

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