Re: [Emerald] calculating termed-discount values

Dale E. Reed Jr. ( (no email) )
Fri, 21 May 1999 13:48:27 -0700

Josh Hillman wrote:
> 1. If the displayed number is rounded to two decimals, the display would
> show 15.55%
> This means that the total is going to be slightly less than what the
> displayed discount would indicate (if the customer were to calculate it
> out). This could be a problem because the customer might think they're
> getting cheated out of a penny or two.
> 2. If the displayed number is displaying the first two decimals (not
> rounding), then the display would should 15.54%. This means that if the
> customer were to actually calculate it out, their total would come up
> slightly higher than what they're being charged for and that'd make them
> happy because they're thinking they're being charged a hair less than what
> they should be.

But from an accounting point of view, they are both WRONG.
Thats the point I am trying to make. If the numbers don't add up
exactly, its wrong. There isn't any grey area here. :(


Dale E. Reed Jr. Emerald and RadiusNT__________________________________________IEA Software, Inc.