Cash Register ----Question about the value

Cash Register ----Question about the value
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#1

Tell us what’s happening:
The value of *nchange = nchange-(n-1)value[i] seems like to be ‘36.74’ after the first subtraction but it returns 36.739999999999995 .33

Your code so far


function checkCashRegister(price, cash, cid) {
  var change=[];
  var value = [0.01,0.05,0.1,0.25,1,5,10,20,100];
  var  nchange= cash - price;   //The left amount of change
  console.log(nchange);
  for(let i=value.length-1;i>=0;i--){

	  for(var n=1;nchange -value[i]*n>=0;n++){  // n-1 = The number of Currency Unit
	  	if(value[i]*n>cid[i][1]){
	  		break;
	  	}
	  }

	  if(n-1>0){
	  	console.log(nchange);
	  	console.log((n-1)*value[i]);
	  	nchange = nchange-(n-1)*value[i];
	  	console.log(nchange);
	  	change.unshift([cid[i][0],(n-1)*value[i]]);
	  }

  }
  console.log(nchange);
  console.log(change);
  return change;
}


//checkCashRegister(19.5, 20, [["PENNY", 1.01], ["NICKEL", 2.05], ["DIME", 3.1], ["QUARTER", 4.25], ["ONE", 90], ["FIVE", 55], ["TEN", 20], ["TWENTY", 60], ["ONE HUNDRED", 100]]);
checkCashRegister(3.26, 100, [["PENNY", 1.01], ["NICKEL", 2.05], ["DIME", 3.1], ["QUARTER", 4.25], ["ONE", 90], ["FIVE", 55], ["TEN", 20], ["TWENTY", 60], ["ONE HUNDRED", 100]]);

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Link to the challenge:
https://learn.freecodecamp.org/javascript-algorithms-and-data-structures/javascript-algorithms-and-data-structures-projects/cash-register


#2

You’ve discovered one of the annoying things about javascript, the lack of floating point precision.

I had to round to the nearest cent every calculation to make sure that it did what I wanted it to do.

function strip(x) {
  return Number.parseFloat(x).toFixed(2);
}