Calculate Adding Extra Decimals


Calculate type question behaves differently on certain numbers and creates unnecessary decimal digits.

Related: Decimal creating more digit in decimal part

Steps to Reproduce


  1. Create an integer type question (Q1)
  2. Create a calculate question (C1) with a simple ${Q1} * 1.1 formula.
  3. Create a note to display ${C1}
  4. Write 100 to Q1.
  5. The note displays 110.00000000000001 instead of 110


  1. Create two decimal questions Q2 and Q3
  2. Create a calculate question (C4) with a simple ${Q2} + ${Q3} formula.
  3. Create a note to display ${C4}.
  4. Write 2.32 and 1.32 to Q2 and Q3.
  5. The note displays 3.6399999999999997 instead of 3.64

Expected behavior

The expected behavior is to calculate works same in every number.

Actual behavior

The calculate works different for some numbers. See screenshots for different behaviors:

100 times 1point1


Additional details

  • So far, I’ve tested and confirmed that these numbers create some sort of problem in the following calculation: integer * 1.1 : “3, 6, 7, 11, 12, 100, 200, 400, 700, 800”

  • There is a form where you can check additional calculations:
    Enketo Express for KoboToolbox

  • There is an xlsform with additional operators. Feel free to check it yourselves:
    Calculate Problems.xlsx (10.1 KB)


we can use the round-off.

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I have done this, but it mess up other number that doesnot need to be round off tho,

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I don’t think rounding-off always would solve the issue for everyone.

Hi @hakan_cetinkaya , do you find any solution?

@Kal_Lam would you mind suggesting please?

@Okard, Unfortunately not.