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Thread: PayCheck class... percision error.. help!

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    Exclamation PayCheck class... percision error.. help!

    this is a program where you enter the wage and hours you work and it spits out the amount of money you should be receiving.. i am getting a possible loss of percision error.

    here is my code
    import java.util.Scanner;
    public class PayCheck 
        public PayCheck() 
        	Scanner in = new Scanner(System.in);
            System.out.println("Wage: ");
            double wage = in.nextDouble();
            System.out.println("Hours: ");
            double hours = in.nextDouble();    
        public int getPayCheck()
        	double pay;
        	if (hours > 40)
        		pay = (wage*hours)+((hours%40)*(overtime*wage));
        		pay = wage*hours;
        	return pay;	
        private double hours;
        private double overtime = 1.5;
        private double wage;
    Last edited by helloworld922; October 19th, 2009 at 03:29 PM.

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    Default Re: PayCheck class... percision error.. help!

    The modulus operator only operates on integers (I think). Also, you're "double adding" the over-forty hours (one copy at standard wage, and another at the overtime wage).

    pay = (wage*40) + ((hours-(hours%40)*40)*(overtime*wage))

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