Ticket #1713 (closed defect: fixed)
Calculate-30 - result (im)precision can confuse user
|Reported by:||mikus||Owned by:||rwh|
|Priority:||Unspecified by Maintainer||Milestone:||Unspecified by Release Team|
|Cc:||Distribution/OS:||Other (name your distribution in the description)|
Used calculate (on XO-1.5 running build os109) to multiply a value that started out as an amount in dollars and cents. Although with paper and pencil this particular calculation comes up with an EXACT answer, the result shown by Calculate had (IMHO unnecessarily) to be mentally rounded by the user to get the answer he expected.
I don't mind if the Activity's default answer is carried out to additional decimal places. But to be given an answer in the form of .xx399 (when the PRECISE result would be .xx400) is confusing.