# Funny Math

1. I am looking at todays transactions. The pennies. They all end in 5 or 0 - but one. That one ends in 6.

So you would figure my total would be either 6 or 1 Right?

Nope. 0.

So 6+5=10 at CJ?

Sure only a penny, but once numbers don't add up, I don't trust the numbers. Anyone else notice this? I don't see it on other numbers, or other days, but my numbers are not normally so clean.

Chet

2. From CJ.COM
quote:
Notes: Numbers are rounded to the nearest penny for display purposes only.

3. Exactly. But they are not rounded to the nearest 10 cents. There should be no math past addition to the commission payments when they are aggregated.

Chet

4. Actually, it looks to me like the behind-the-scenes math is like this (when it comes down to the real bottom line--the commission payment)...

All the figures, part-cents and all, are added up. Then the final figure is rounded.

I got a sneak-peek at this one day last year when they had a glitch and showed the figures out to 3 places after the decimal (it could have even been 4 places, but it's been awhile so I forgot) for a few hours. I do remember that everything that seemed to be a penny off added right up, then! (Yes, I did grab a calculator quick to check!)

quote:
So 6+5=10 at CJ?

Nah. I'll try to show... (this example doesn't have the exact ending penny amount you mentioned, but you should be able to see what's happening)

Transactions (to 3rd decimal place)
\$5.945
\$1.996

They display that as
\$5.95
\$2.00

But you've really got a total of 7.941 (rounds to 7.94), not the 7.95 that you'd expect by looking at the rounded figures.

-I've been a king, and I've been a pauper, and everything there is in between ~fairly old country song

5. hehe. Reminds me of the time from the old CJ boards where someone was told by CJ that there are 5 quarters in a year.

6. And now I have my penny back.

I guess it was as you said leader, I always just assumed since % of commissions are self contained for each transaction, they would make the rounding happen at that time.

Now I have all night to think of what I am going to spend that penny on...

Thanks