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Access 2003 - dividing number is not giving correct value (rounding why?)

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I have a simple query and I am mulitplying the LOT_SIZE*LOT_QUANTITY / LOT_PRICE so I can get a per unit cost.

Here is what I have tried:  
SAMPLE DATA:   30 size    with   11 quantity   with cost of $3341.36    (answer should be $10.13)

I am using:

Unit_Cost: [LOT_COST]\([LOT_SIZE]*[LOT_QUANTITY])
- I keep getting answer of 10. The system is rounding for me and I dont want it to.
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Jim Horn earned 305 total points
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The backslash \ character does integer math, where 7 \ 4 = 1, and not 1.75.
Perhaps you meant to do / ?
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<in my Immediate window>

? 3341.36 \ (30 * 11)
 10

? 3341.36 / (30 * 11)
 10.1253333333333
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by:allenkent
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LOL - I didnt get enough sleep last night!
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You were just testing us to see if we were awake, we know..

Thanks for the grade.  Good luck with your project.  -Jim
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