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.



    (Had to be said.)




  • 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
    of 16.03.   Your state just made an extra penny off of
    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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