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an easy js math question

 
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Howdy . I have a function where I am adding sub1 through sub6 fileds, but then I am supposed to multiply that total by .05 to get the tax. Here's what I did, but it doesn't seem to work. It mmight be that there is an error elsewhere, so could someone tell me if this normally would work? Thanks!
 
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An even easier one: JavaScript != Java
 
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There is another forum for javascript questions. Java and javascript are not related. Please post your queries in the correct forum in future and I'm sure you will receive the help you need.
 
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i don't know anything about Javascript, but if it uses the correct order of operations, multiplication has priority over addition.

the way you have it written, it'll do (s6*0.5) first, then do the rest of the addition.

if you add parens, something like

((s1+s2+s3+s4+s5+s6)*.05)

it might work. but again, having never done any javascript, i could be completly wrong.
 
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Moving to our HTML and JavaScript forum.
 
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Fred should of answered your question with order of operations.

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what are s1,s2,s3,s4,s5,s6???
 
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Thanks for moving the topic, and thanks to all except the unfriendly snob --you know who you are...
 
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