Opened 14 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

#1713 closed defect (fixed)

Calculate-30 - result (im)precision can confuse user

Reported by: mikus Owned by: rwh
Priority: Unspecified by Maintainer Milestone: Unspecified
Component: Calculate Version: 0.84.x
Severity: Unspecified Keywords:
Cc: Distribution/OS: Other (name your distribution in the description)
Bug Status: Unconfirmed


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.

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screen snapshot of calculation showing an imprecise result

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Change History (2)

Changed 14 years ago by mikus

screen snapshot of calculation showing an imprecise result

comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by garycmartin

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

Tested in Calculate-32

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