This is not a bug.
>From the man-page:
$ man bc | fgrep -A5 "expr * expr"
expr * expr
The result of the expression is the product of the two
expressions.

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expr / expr
The result of the expression is the quotient of
the two expressions. The scale of the result is the value of the
variable
scale.
So expr * expr is not scaled but expr / expr is scaled.
Regards
Martin
On 14 February 2018 at 07:52, Thomas Bracken <t.brac...@shaw.ca> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> Your BC calculator does not do any truncation for the scale value
>
> when it does a multiplication. See example below.
>
> It works fine on division, but not on multiplication.
>
This is not a bug.
>From the man-page:
$ man bc | fgrep -A5 "expr * expr"
expr * expr
The result of the expression is the product of the two
expressions.
expr / expr
The result of the expression is the quotient of
the two expressions. The scale of the result is the value of the
variable
scale.
Regards
Martin