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Much ado about nothing .
 
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I can’t tell if this thread is serious or not.

Two dimes per month?


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Posts: 4973 | Location: The (R)ight side of Washington State | Registered: August 31, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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It definitely seems to be a nonsensical thread, but I think I got the OP’s dimes. If I take my current SS payment, multiply by 1.087 and check the increase showing on the SS website, I’m going to get 43 cents more than I calculated. Woo-hoo!
 
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Social Security rounds everything down normally
Round down...to what? How?

Using just the last four digits of my benefit, I calculated 71.01 using 8.7% and they say it is 70.80. If they simply rounded down, why not 71.00?


Math says 8.693474% IS 8.7%. You need to learn Precision in Math.

71.00 is not the result when 70.80 is rounded down; 71.00 is the result when 70.80 is rounded or rounded up. 70.80 rounded down becomes 70.00.

70.50 becomes 71.00 when rounded or rounded up; 70.50 becomes 70.00 when rounded down. In contrast, 70.49 becomes 71.00 only when rounded up and it becomes 70.00 when rounded or rounded down. Do you see the difference?



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I can’t tell if this thread is serious or not.

Two dimes per month?


If you read the thread, for most it clearly is a serious thread. But at the end of the day the amount of money involved per month is actually much less than the amount of change you would find if you looked under the average person's couch seat cushions. But I get it. It's the principal of the thing. I gave several links in previous posts here explaining why your actual increase will not come to exactly 8.7%. The law explains the difference. I do wonder if a very few number of people may think the difference is due to some, I don't know, maybe deep state conspiracy. Or maybe it's some guy on the internet skimming off a few dimes out of millions of people's SS checks. As I said before, I'm not justifying anything, just explaining it. And it is all explained by the law.
 
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Huh? So I’m not a government fan and hate defending them, but do they round everything to the tenths place? Because if so 8.69% rounds to 8.7… I guess I’m not seeing the complaint maybe if they said 8.7 and it was 8.61 I’d see a complaint
 
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