In my textbook $3$ rules have been stated for rounding off digits for maintaining the same level of precision as in the provided experimental values, or simply for maintaining the number of Significant Figures, one out of which seems rather confusing to me.
"If the rightmost digit to be removed is $5$, then the preceding number is not changed if it is an even number but it is increased by one if it is an odd number. For example, if $6.35$ is to be rounded by removing $5$, we have to increase $3$ to $4$ giving $6.4$ as the result. However, if $6.25$ is to be rounded off it is rounded off to $6.2$."
I know after all it is a convention, but what might have been the possible reasons for setting up this rule?