## Calculation Symbol

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### Calculation Symbol

When using the CALCULATION SYMBOL I would like to know what the line ;

Duty = Duty * 53/100 means and its influence please. I have attached a screen grab as well. Thanks folks.....John
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### Re: Calculation Symbol

This looks like a question that can use some context.

In you diagram the line simply means the variable duty is multiplied by 53 and then divided by 100. (Which will not yield the result you expect because the multiplication overflows the byte [0-255 value range] variable (5 * 53 = 265 which results in duty becoming 10)

What duty does in your code we can't guess because we there is no flowchart...
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### Re: Calculation Symbol

Thanks for replying.Here is the flow chart in question.
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### Re: Calculation Symbol-Is this Correct?

OK.could somebody tell me if I'm right or wrong please.

When using the calculation ,Duty=5*53/100 should be Duty=5*51/100

So my assumption is that whatever your Duty number is it should not be multiplied by anything that results in a number bigger than 255?

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### Re: Calculation Symbol

Hi John,
Since a byte is maximum value is 255, then:

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``255 + 1 = 0``
Another example:

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``255+ 5 = 4``
etc.
Also

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``0 - 1  = 255 ``
That's why the result of a byte can't be greater than 255.
If it is, then unexpected results will be seen.
So Jac is correct but only if /100 was not used after.

You can have intermittent value within a calculation higher than 255.
It could be as high as 32767 as singed integers are used as temporary variables.
So long as final result is not greater than 255.

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``Duty=5*53/100``
Is allowed as the final result will be 2:

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``````5 * 53 = 265
265 / 100 = 2.65
= 2``````
Note:
Numbers are not rounded up, so 2.65 will round down to 2

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