RE: Help needed with [financial] terminology

Subject: RE: Help needed with [financial] terminology
From: "Rene Stephenson" <RStephenson -at- mwci -dot- mea -dot- com>
To: techwr-l
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2000 6:46:33

Susan,

I worked in accounting for years before I got into tech writing -- I have a
"numbers background," so to speak.

Looking at the examples, I see two potential hangups. Is the
percentage/CPI to be entered in decimal form such that 1% = .01, or is it
such that 1.55% = 1.55? The answer to this question is determined by how
the number is used in subsequent calculations.

If the former is the case, I'd say "convert the percentage to decimal form,
rounding to the nearest hundredth" or "convert the percentage to decimal
form, using two decimal places." If the latter is the case, I would say
"enter the percentage as an integer with two decimal places."

HTH,
Rene




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