Incorrect Calculator Results When You Use the Percent Key
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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.
500 * 5% = 25 + = 525demonstrates the Calculator error. If you perform this calculation with Calculator, you receive a result of 12,500 instead of 525
Article ID: 132984 - Last Review: 02/28/2014 07:57:33 - Revision: 2.4
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