# Running this calculation adds an extra decimal point

I’m running the following calculation and for some reason, an extra decimal is added to the result:

``````decimal bal = 10.0000
decimal totAmount = 15.0000
decimal payAmount = 3

tempAmount = Math.Ceiling((decimal)(bal / totAmount) * payAmount * 100);
tempAmount = tempAmount / 100;

// tempAmount results in 2.01 as opposed to 2.00
``````

Am I running this incorrectly?

### >Solution :

Am I running this incorrectly?

No, but you’re introducing an intermediate value (10/15) which can’t be precisely represented as a `decimal`. It’s being rounded up to 0.6666666666666666666666666667, which then leads to the problem.

If you perform the division as the last operation, you can avoid that, at least in this case:

``````using System;

decimal bal = 10.0000m;
decimal totAmount = 15.0000m;
decimal payAmount = 3;

decimal tempAmount = Math.Ceiling((bal * payAmount * 100m) / totAmount);
tempAmount = tempAmount / 100;

Console.WriteLine(tempAmount);
``````

That prints out 2 instead of 2.01.