BBS: Inland Empire Archive
Date: 12-14-92 (05:28)             Number: 240
From: DAVID WEST                   Refer#: NONE
  To: LUKE MERRILL                  Recvd: NO  
Subj: OVERFLOW PROBLEM               Conf: (2) Quik_Bas
LM>      CorrectAnswer# = Num1 * Num2
LM>It doesn't seem to recognize CorrectAnswer as double precision, even with
LM>the #.  Any suggenstions.....


Try CorrectAnswer# = 1#*num1*Num2
The compiler looks at the expression on the right side, and guesses at
to what precision it should be. By putting in the double precision 1#,
it should not overflow.


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