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    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

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    Notes: Numbers are rounded to the nearest penny for display purposes only.

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    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

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    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

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    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.

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    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

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