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Incorrect Calculator Results When You Use the Percent Key


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Symptoms

When you use the Calculator tool, you may receive an incorrect result if you multiply, divide, add, or subtract after using the percent (%) key.

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Cause

When you use the percent key followed by an operator, Calculator performs a multiplication operation regardless of which operator you use.

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Status

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Windows versions 3.1 and 3.11, Microsoft Windows NT versions 3.1 and 3.5, and Microsoft Windows 95/98.

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More information

The calculation
   500 * 5% = 25 + = 525
				
demonstrates the Calculator error. If you perform this calculation with Calculator, you receive a result of 12,500 instead of 525

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Keywords: KB132984

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Article Info
Article ID : 132984
Revision : 6
Created on : 1/19/2007
Published on : 1/19/2007
Exists online : False
Views : 142