I have a question about rounding numbers in financial related reports. Suppose I have the following set of numbers and a total with decimals:
If these numbers are to be shown on a report rounded to the nearest dollar, should the total be 4001 or just 4000.
In other words, should the total be the sum of the rounded numbers or should it be rounded only after the original numbers are added?
And would your answer be different if the numbers represented are in the thousands (e.g. 1000.15 is really 1000150)?