RE: What to say when figures appear as though they "don't add up" --but do

Subject: RE: What to say when figures appear as though they "don't add up" --but do
From: Kim Roper <kim -dot- roper -at- vitana -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 12:34:44 -0500

This is more of a wording geek issue than a math geek one:

"Figures may not add up to 100% due to rounding."

Yes, I know it's an abuse of the word "may," but it's in common usage.

Cheers ... Kim

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Cummings, Elizabeth [mailto:CummEl -at- ncs -dot- com]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2001 11:51 AM
> To: TECHWR-L
> Subject: What to say when figures appear as though they "don't add
> up"--but do
>
[snip]
>
> As you can probably tell already, I am no "math person", but
> this concept
> makes sense to me: When I see that a figure in one of our
> many reports that
> is off by one or I see a total does not register as a perfect
> 100%, I know
> that this is the result of the behind-the-scenes rounding. Apparently,
> though, several users are troubled by such seeming
> miscalculations, and my
> manager asked whether I knew of any industry-wide standard
> for explaining
> this scenario so that I could include it in our user's guide.
>
> Thanks so much for your time.
>
> --Elizabeth Cummings
>
>

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