# Average Daily Census - Rounding Numbers

adults 75,600
pediatric 7,100
what was the average daily census for adult and year for a 365 day year rounded to a whole number

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 Jun 04, 2011 Average Daily Census - Rounding Numbers by: Staff The question: adults 75,600 pediatric 7,100 what was the average daily census for adult and year for a 365 day year rounded to a whole number The answer: Although the statement of the problem does not say, I assume the census numbers you provided are “Inpatient Service Days for the Year” for a medical facility (such as a hospital). The definition of: Average Daily Census The average number of staffed beds that are occupied each day. The average daily census is calculated by dividing the total inpatient days by 365 days. Source: Glossary of Terms & Definitions of Measures, http://www.cchsd.org/glossary.html Based on this definition, we are going to divide the Adult Inpatient Service Days for the Year by 365, and then round to the nearest whole number: Adult Average Daily Census = 75,600 ÷ 365 Adult Average Daily Census = 207.1232876712329 Round to the nearest whole number Whole numbers are the set {0, 1, 2, 3, …, n} For your problem, rounding to the nearest whole number means rounding to the nearest positive integer: Adult Average Daily Census = 207 The final answer to your question is: Adult Average Daily Census = 207 Thanks for writing. Staff www.solving-math-problems.com

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