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Gabriela Rios
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Joined: Feb 27, 2008
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In K & B at the end of chapter 6


> (123)<
>+12345 <
>false + -123<

I don't understand why >012,345<. Could you tell me why the comma is in that position. By Default?? If I don't specified the precision. it uses 3?
Daniel Del Moral
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It's a comma for grouping thousands, not decimals. That's might be confusing you. It's this kind of comma:

123,456.78 or
[ May 25, 2008: Message edited by: Daniel Del Moral ]

Gabriela Rios
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Oh. You're right. Thank you.
I agree. Here's the link:
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