1. Mr_B_B's Avatar
    Not sure if anyone has tried this but I used the calculator last night on my s7 edge UK, tried 55-20%.....it came back repeatedly with 54.8!

    Not 44.

    I know new phones have bugs but jeez, the damn calculator? Something I use daily.

    I've also had an issue where the music audio became distorted and quiet. Idiopathically resolved after 12 hours. Bizarre.

    Anyways does anyone else have a wonky Samsung calculator?
    03-21-2016 04:08 AM
  2. luke31's Avatar
    Maybe you accidentally did 55 - .20?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-21-2016 04:52 AM
  3. Mr_B_B's Avatar
    That's what I wondered, but even then it would have been minus 0.2%
    If I could post images I show you a screen shot
    03-21-2016 05:23 AM
  4. t11rmh's Avatar
    It does the same on my S7 and S7 edge. It is not right. On my Galaxy Core Prime and pc calculator I get the right answer.

    Posted via the Android Central App on a kicking Gold Samsung Galaxy S7
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    03-21-2016 05:35 AM
  5. physicsguy's Avatar
    I think it's a math/order of operations issue (the calculator is correct).
    If my students wrote 55 - 20% I would ask 55 - (20 percent of WHAT)? What you want to do is 55 times 80%.
    Your other calculators are wrong. 20% without context is 0.20, you are actually doing 55 - (20/100)

    Now the other calculators, while mathematically incorrect, are skirting the rules with the intent that it assumes it knows what your are trying to do.
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    03-21-2016 06:31 AM
  6. JS_racer's Avatar
    20% is .2 right ?? so 55-.2 = 54.8
    sounds good to me, lol

    ahh 20% of the first number, ??
    03-21-2016 06:37 AM
  7. Jason Fournier1's Avatar
    Not sure if anyone has tried this but I used the calculator last night on my s7 edge UK, tried 55-20%.....it came back repeatedly with 54.8!

    Not 44.

    I know new phones have bugs but jeez, the damn calculator? Something I use daily.

    I've also had an issue where the music audio became distorted and quiet. Idiopathically resolved after 12 hours. Bizarre.

    Anyways does anyone else have a wonky Samsung calculator?
    Yup calculator is correct.
    03-21-2016 05:01 PM
  8. Mr_B_B's Avatar
    I think it's a math/order of operations issue (the calculator is correct).
    If my students wrote 55 - 20% I would ask 55 - (20 percent of WHAT)? What you want to do is 55 times 80%.
    Your other calculators are wrong. 20% without context is 0.20, you are actually doing 55 - (20/100)

    Now the other calculators, while mathematically incorrect, are skirting the rules with the intent that it assumes it knows what your are trying to do.
    Well God damn, I learnt something haha! I never knew that, so the gs7 calculator is a actually not dumbed like the others?! Thanks for the explanation, I genuinely will use that way to do percentages most days now

    How are you with audio problems on the gs7 lol?
    03-21-2016 05:59 PM
  9. rrudytoo's Avatar
    I discovered the same problem with my S7 just a few hours ago. I've been able to perform subtraction using percentage calculations on my previous phones and pocket calculators for years. Now they change? And with no notice?

    Right or wrong, it was a stupid idea to change the format.
    04-19-2016 06:32 PM
  10. kelela92's Avatar
    I was wondering what was going on since almost all the other calculators I've used in the past how many years would compute 55 - 20% and come up with 44. Glad it's not broken, just working mathematically correct. Haha.
    04-20-2016 01:08 PM
  11. Tim Mason1's Avatar
    I was wondering what was going on since almost all the other calculators I've used in the past how many years would compute 55 - 20% and come up with 44. Glad it's not broken, just working mathematically correct. Haha.
    Yeah it's correct. In the future type: 100-10%(100) for the right answer.

    If you add brackets with the original number it will know what you mean
    04-30-2016 09:51 AM
  12. bullittmustang's Avatar
    Not sure if anyone has tried this but I used the calculator last night on my s7 edge UK, tried 55-20%.....it came back repeatedly with 54.8!

    Not 44.

    I know new phones have bugs but jeez, the damn calculator? Something I use daily.

    I've also had an issue where the music audio became distorted and quiet. Idiopathically resolved after 12 hours. Bizarre.

    Anyways does anyone else have a wonky Samsung calculator?
    There is an update for the calculator app in the Samsung Galaxy Apps store. It changes it back to the way that it used to be.
    04-30-2016 01:25 PM
  13. Gagandeep Singh1988's Avatar
    Yes. The same happened with me when i updated my note 5 to android6.
    And unfortunately the same error is there in my new s7edge also.
    05-15-2016 02:07 AM
  14. Gagandeep Singh1988's Avatar
    Thanks. The update helped.
    05-15-2016 02:09 AM
  15. chanchan05's Avatar
    I was wondering what was going on since almost all the other calculators I've used in the past how many years would compute 55 - 20% and come up with 44. Glad it's not broken, just working mathematically correct. Haha.
    What calculators have you been using? I've been using calculators (actual scientific calculators by Casio or Sharp or Panasonic) in school since elementary (I'm 29 now) and they all work like how the S7 does?
    05-15-2016 05:32 AM
  16. Str0ntium's Avatar
    Yeah it's correct. In the future type: 100-10%(100) for the right answer.

    If you add brackets with the original number it will know what you mean

    Or just say, in your head, what percentage you're trying to calculate and then multiply the decimal (X%/100) by the number? Did people really get this intellectually lazy since I was in school? Surely you can do 100 - X, in your head? Right?
    05-15-2016 11:27 AM
  17. Cakefish's Avatar
    My unlocked UK S7 doesn't have this issue:

    05-16-2016 01:27 PM
  18. Saurabh Singh21's Avatar
    My samsung S7 cal. Works fine with for a while an then after sometime it automatically underline the entered operand and hence you cannot apply any operator.......... solve as soon as possible !
    11-06-2016 09:39 PM

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