Calculating percentages is something we all have to do at some point. Knowing that the Samsung Galaxy S9 calculator app is in standby, ready to help us in such instances, is reassuring and still… What do you do when the numbers seem odd?
Because if you’ve recently switched from a Samsung Galaxy S9 or even an older version of the Galaxy, the difference of results when it comes to calculating percentages on Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus will be striking. And as someone who has even the slightest clue on calculating percentages, you won’t help but notice it!
In case you didn’t have the chance to notice it so far, let us warn you: the formula that used to work on the previously mentioned devices no longer works on this one. If you don’t believe us, try for yourself. A simple calculus like 200 – 10% will equal 180 any way you look at it. But if you try it on the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus calculator, in precisely this form, you’ll get something like 200 – 10% = 199.9.
The problem? Old calculator apps would have understood that you’re interested in calculating 10% out of 200 first, which is 20, and then calculate 200 minus 20, which equals 180. That was the result you were getting instantly. With the Samsung Galaxy S9’s new calculator, however, it will use the 10% operation separately, as in 0.1, and give you the result of 200 – 0.1, which is 199.9.
It goes without saying, the way that the latest app works is perfectly correct from a mathematical standpoint. But you were, most likely, looking for a result like the ones provided by the older versions. To get it on your new smartphone, you’ll have to type, instead of 200 – 10%, the following formula: 200 * 0.9 = 180.
Don’t feel like doing these conversions in your mind all the time? Unfortunately, the next best thing you can do, aside from this solution for the Samsung Galaxy S9 calculator percentage, is to use the Asus calculator, easy to download from the Play Store.