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Registered: ‎07-02-2013
My Device: Z10
My Carrier: T-Mobile
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Z10 Calculator - percent function does not work correctly

I have had my Z10 for a couple weeks now. I have the latest updates installed. My problem is that when I use the calculator to compute a percentage, it does not work correctly. Simple example would be 100,000 x 5% should equal 5000. What happens when I enter "5%" is that the equation goes to 100,000 x 5000. Any thoughts? I know I can enter the decimals and just skip the %, but I should not have to do that.

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Posts: 920
Registered: ‎04-01-2009
My Device: Z10 10.2.1.3247
My Carrier: T-Mo USA

Re: Z10 Calculator - percent function does not work correctly

Correct, does not seem to work.
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Posts: 232
Registered: ‎11-19-2010
My Device: Z10, Playbook

Re: Z10 Calculator - percent function does not work correctly

Here is a good article on how the % key works.

 

It is working as designed. It just isn't what you are expecting. It just isn't designed for Engineers.

 

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/oldnewthing/archive/2008/01/10/7047497.aspx

 

 

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Posts: 920
Registered: ‎04-01-2009
My Device: Z10 10.2.1.3247
My Carrier: T-Mo USA

Re: Z10 Calculator - percent function does not work correctly

Got it. Thanks. Makes sense as using the % key sort of a weird way of calculating numbers anyway.
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Registered: ‎07-02-2013
My Device: Z10
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Re: Z10 Calculator - percent function does not work correctly

Thanks for the response. I was going crazy. I understand now. I like the calculator on my  BB Bold better, but now that I see how it works, I can deal with it!

 

I am loving my Z10, but this was a stumper.