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Incorrect Calculator Results When You Use the Percent Key
Article ID: 132984 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q132984
When you use the Calculator tool, you may receive an incorrect result if you multiply, divide, add, or subtract after using the percent (%) key.
When you use the percent key followed by an operator, Calculator performs a multiplication operation regardless of which operator you use.
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.
demonstrates the Calculator error. If you perform this calculation with Calculator, you receive a result of 12,500 instead of 525
500 * 5% = 25 + = 525
Article ID: 132984 - Last Review: January 19, 2007 - Revision: 2.4