CashRegister: Missing my calculation by "0.01". Can anyone please suggest

Tell us what’s happening:

The final Calculation is altered by “0.01”. My final value in to loop fails to capture due to this alteration. Please suggest

Your code so far


function checkCashRegister(price, cash, cid) {
const fundStatus = {open:"OPEN",closed:"CLOSED",insufficient:"INSUFFICIENT_FUNDS"}

const CurrencyUnit = {
  "PENNY": 0.01,
  "NICKEL":0.05,
  "DIME":0.1,
  "QUARTER":0.25,
  "ONE":1,
  "FIVE":5,
  "TEN":10,
  "TWENTY":20,
  "ONE HUNDRED":100
}

var change = (cash-price).toFixed(2);
const changeNeeded = change;
var totalCash = totalCashInDrawer(cid);
var changeObj = {status:"",change:[]}

console.log(change+":"+totalCash)
if(Number(change) > Number(totalCash)){
  changeObj.status = fundStatus.insufficient;
  changeObj.change = [];
}

if(Number(change) == Number(totalCash)){
  changeObj.status = fundStatus.closed;
  changeObj.change = cid;
}

if(Number(change) < Number(totalCash)){
  let total = [];
  for(let j=cid.length-1;j>=0;j--){
    let count =0;let cu = cid[j][0];
    while(change >= CurrencyUnit[cu] && cid[j][1]>0){
     
      change -= CurrencyUnit[cu]
      cid[j][1] -= CurrencyUnit[cu]
      count++;
      
    }

     if(count*CurrencyUnit[cu]!=0){
          total.push([cu,count*CurrencyUnit[cu]]);
     }
  }

  let totalreturnSum = 0;
  for(let i=0;i<total.length;i++){
    totalreturnSum+= total[i][1];
  }

console.log(change)
  if(totalreturnSum != changeNeeded){
    changeObj.status = fundStatus.insufficient;
    changeObj.change = [];
  }else if(total != ""){
    changeObj.status = fundStatus.open;
    changeObj.change = total;
  }
}
return changeObj;
}

function totalCashInDrawer(cashInDrawer){
var total = 0;
for(let i=0;i<cashInDrawer.length;i++){
  total+=cashInDrawer[i][1];
}

return total.toFixed(2);
}

console.log(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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Challenge: Cash Register

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Took me a while to debug :slight_smile:

Well done! Only one test was failing. You seem to be missing a couple of Math.round calls.

  change = Math.round(change * 100) / 100
  totalreturnSum = Math.round(totalreturnSum * 100) / 100

I changed a few other things while debugging, but I guess the problem was only those two missing lines. This is not an easy problem, and I could only figure it out by comparing your answer to the provided solution.

Here’s the full working snippet:

function checkCashRegister(price, cash, cid) {
const fundStatus = {open:"OPEN",closed:"CLOSED",insufficient:"INSUFFICIENT_FUNDS"}

const CurrencyUnit = {
  "PENNY": 0.01,
  "NICKEL":0.05,
  "DIME":0.1,
  "QUARTER":0.25,
  "ONE":1,
  "FIVE":5,
  "TEN":10,
  "TWENTY":20,
  "ONE HUNDRED":100
}

var change = cash-price;
const changeNeeded = change;
var totalCash = totalCashInDrawer(cid);
var changeObj = {status:"",change:[]}

console.log("line 21: ", "change: " ,change+" Total: "+totalCash)
if(Number(change) > Number(totalCash)){
  changeObj.status = fundStatus.insufficient;
  changeObj.change = [];
}

if(Number(change) === Number(totalCash)){
  changeObj.status = fundStatus.closed;
  changeObj.change = cid;
}

if(Number(change) < Number(totalCash)){
  let total = [];
  for(let j=cid.length-1;j>=0;j--){
    let count =0;let cu = cid[j][0];
    while(change >= CurrencyUnit[cu] && cid[j][1]>0){
     
      change = change - CurrencyUnit[cu]
      change = Math.round(change * 100) / 100
      cid[j][1] = cid[j][1] - CurrencyUnit[cu]
      count++;
      
    }

     if(count*CurrencyUnit[cu]!=0){
          total.push([cu,count*CurrencyUnit[cu]]);
     }
  }

  let totalreturnSum = 0;
  for(let i=0;i<total.length;i++){
    totalreturnSum = totalreturnSum + total[i][1];

  }

  totalreturnSum = Math.round(totalreturnSum * 100) / 100

console.log("change: ", change)

  if(totalreturnSum != changeNeeded){
    console.log("totalreturnSum", totalreturnSum)
    console.log("changeNeeded", changeNeeded)

    changeObj.status = fundStatus.insufficient;
    changeObj.change = [];
  }else if(total != ""){
    changeObj.status = fundStatus.open;
    changeObj.change = total;
  }
}
return changeObj;
}

function totalCashInDrawer(cashInDrawer){
var total = 0;
for(let i=0;i<cashInDrawer.length;i++){
  total+=cashInDrawer[i][1];
}

return total;
}

console.log(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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Hey @SourceCodeSchool.Com!

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@jwilkins.oboe please edit the post.

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Hi @SourceCodeSchool.Com!

I know you are new to the forum and welcome.

All of the campers have access to the full answer guide so that is why we discourage handing out answers on the forum.

It is a better educational experience to help lead them to the right answer through discussion instead of providing full working solutions.

Hope you understand.

Thanks!

Thank you all. The only problem was with the Math.round(). Thanks for looking into all this codes.

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@jwilkins.oboe Thanks for reminding me the rules, yes that was a rookie mistake, it won’t happen again :slight_smile:

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Another way to handle this is to instead use an integer number of cents instead of a decimal number of dollars. Decimals have roundoff issues in all programming languages due to how decimal numbers are stored, added, multiplied, etc in binary.

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Expanding on what @JeremyLT said, try typing the following into your JS console:

0.3 - 0.2

Never use floating point numbers (decimals) for money if exact change is required :slight_smile:

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