# OT: At lunch today

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I was handed my bill - total was \$8.01

my boss was handed his bill - total \$8.01

He grabbed both the bills and paid with a \$20.00

when the waiteress came back she said the total was \$16.03 and handed back the change...

must be that new math???

• Don't fret about it. This is all part of an elaborate computer system designed to navigate a star ship.

• It's a scam.  She's getting rich one cent at a time...

• They must be using fractional cents. 8.013 + 8.013 = 16.026 ~ 16.03

• yes, but........

Both of you ordering the same thing while the two of you sit at the same table giggling and talking about memories past?  Priceless.

• @llxx said:

They must be using fractional cents. 8.013 + 8.013 = 16.026 ~ 16.03

Not exactly.   They told the computer to combine the
orders.   If your sales tax is 6% (which it is in my state,
but of course this varies from state to state), then your order came
out to 7.56 + 0.453 tax, which rounds down to 8.01.
When you add the orders together it comes out to 7.56 * 2 =
15.12.   Tax is 0.907, which rounds up to 0.91, for a total
you.   If you care you can demand they not combine the
orders, but personally I wouldn't call it worth the bother.

• @ItsAllGeekToMe said:

Both of you ordering the same thing while the two of you sit at the same table giggling and talking about memories past?  Priceless.

<FONT face="Courier New" size=2>pwn3d. [:D]</FONT>

• Banker's rounding?

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