i have value in php variable like that

```
$var='2.500000550';
echo $var
```

what i want is to delete all decimal points after 2 digits.

like now value of variable will be

```
$var='2.50';
echo $var
```

keep in mind this value is coming from mysql databse

but when i use `round php function`

i got round but i dont need round, i just need to delete all digits after 2 decimal simple.

i have tired, `flot()`

and lot of other option no success.

Thanks

## Best Solution

## TL;DR:

The PHP native function bcdiv seems to do precisely what is required, and properly.

To simply "truncate" a number,

`bcdiv($var, 1, 2);`

where 2 is the number of decimals to preserve (and 1 is the denomenator - dividing the number by 1 allows you to simply truncate the original number to the desired decimal places)## Full Answer (for history)

This turns out to be more elusive than one might think.

After this answer was (incorrectly) upvoted quite a bit, it has come to my attention that even sprintf will round.

Rather than delete this answer, I'm turning it into a more robust explanation / discussion of each proposed solution.

number_format - Incorrect. (rounds)Try using number format:

If you want it to be a number, then simply type-cast to a float:

Note:as has been pointed out in the comments, this does in factroundthe number.sprintf - incorrect. (sprintf also rounds)If not rounding the number is important, then per the answer below, use sprintf:

floor - not quite! (floor rounds negative numbers)floor, with some math, will come close to doing what you want:

Where 100 represents the precision you want. If you wanted it to three digits, then:

However, this has a problem with negative numbers. Negative numbers still get rounded, rather than truncated:

## "Old" Correct answer: function utilizing floor

So a fully robust solution requires a function:

Results from the above function:

## New Correct Answer

Use the PHP native function bcdiv