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Thread: Does Yahoo have problems with simple mathematics?

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    Default Does Yahoo have problems with simple mathematics?

    I am only a relative newcomer to the Answers site, but why is it when I check my profile page the graph on the right hand side says that I have given 22 answers, one of which has been chosen as a best answer.

    The best answer is rated as 4% of the total and the other 21 are rated as 95%.

    Am I wrong, or am I being robbed or 1%?

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    1 รท 22 = 0.04545454... = 4.54% (2 dp)
    which should be rounded to 5%...
    Yes Yahoo! has got it wrong. It's because in code like php/javascript etc. I think there's just a 'round down' function which would round it down to 4% instead of doing proper rounding and rounding it to 5%.
    Oh well, it doesn't really matter...

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    Have you never heard of rounding up and rounding down?? That is what has happened - you have not been robbed of 1%.

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    The 1% is Yanswers commission.

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    They don't round up, so you are always at a total of 99%. ~

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    no. it called rounding off by decimal places.

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