# How to Round a Number to Decimal Points in Node.js

How do you round a number to a specific decimal point using Node.js?

Node.js has a built-in method called toFixed() that formats a number using fixed-point notation. The `toFixed()`

method takes one number parameter that tells it how many digits to appear after the decimal point. This number can be a value between `0`

and `20`

.

And the method will return a `string`

value representing the new number generated using fixed-point notation.

Here's an example:

```
const number = 42.235888
const newNumber = number.toFixed(2)
// newNumber = 42.24
```

Notice that the `.toFixed(2)`

method transforms the `42.235888`

number to a new version with only `2`

decimal points.

What happens if you applied the decimal point to a whole number?

Here's a code example for that:

```
const number = 42
const newNumber = number.toFixed(3)
// newNumber = 42.000
```

Notice how the new number created by the `.toFixed(3)`

method has `3`

digits behind the decimal point even though they're zero.

Pretty cool, right?

Let's go over one more example where we want to transform a number with decimal points to a rounded whole number.

Here's the code:

```
const number = 42.68231
const newNumber = number.toFixed(0)
// newNumber = 43
```

If you give a value of `0`

to the `.toFixed()`

method, it will round the new number to a whole number.