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 |
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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 |
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.
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Change History (2)
Changed 14 years ago by mikus
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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screen snapshot of calculation showing an imprecise result