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Old 11-23-2014, 11:00 PM   #1
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Have just entered a fuel up and i see Tank cost is calculated litte bit wrong.
I filled 45.710 l and price was 11.79 per liter, then Fuelly calculated 538.907 per fill. Actually will be: 45,71 * 11,79 = 538,9209

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Old 11-24-2014, 06:08 AM   #2
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I have been wanting them to allow putting in the total cost per tank, and have Fuelly figure the unit cost. They have not chosen to allow that option, so I don't use the cost at all.
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Old 11-24-2014, 09:17 AM   #3
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I always get confused by the price of fuel. In the UK, everything is quoted in price per litre, but fuel is always point nine at the end example: 1.269 per litre. There's no way of spending .09 pence in the UK, there's no such thing. So if you wanted to buy exactly 1 litre, you'd pay slightly more? Hmmm...
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Old 11-24-2014, 09:32 AM   #4
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They play the same silly game in the US, and have done so for decades. There is no such thing as .9 cents here, either. It is just a ploy to make the purchaser think the thing costs a cent less per unit. Just like charging $4.99 for an item is designed to make the purchaser think it is closer to $4 than to $5.
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Old 11-24-2014, 06:21 PM   #5
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Have just entered a fuel up and i see Tank cost is calculated litte bit wrong.
I filled 45.710 l and price was 11.79 per liter, then Fuelly calculated 538.907 per fill. Actually will be: 45,71 * 11,79 = 538,9209

PS: It is not possible to contact Fuelly, contact page has a Captcha script error.
That is odd. I'll pass this along to our Team to research. Thanks for catching it.
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Regarding the floating 9 in the thousandths place, here's a good article explaining it: http://www.marketplace.org/topics/bu...s-end-910-cent
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Old 11-24-2014, 08:58 PM   #6
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This should be fixed now!
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Old 12-09-2014, 09:33 AM   #7
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I'm brand new to Fuelly, going to take my brand new vehicle on a long road trip. Haven't filled it once yet. When I enter the price per gallon, does the algorithm assume the .9 cents? in other words, if the price of fuel is posted as 2.499, should I enter 2.49, or the closer 2.50? Thanks!
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Old 12-09-2014, 09:38 AM   #8
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Hi welcome. Mine is price per litre and I add it as 1.299 example. So yea, add the actual price, it will be more accurate.
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Old 12-09-2014, 09:43 AM   #9
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oops, I just assumed it truncated at 2 digits. Silly of me. Thanks!!
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