13 Replies Latest reply on Mar 18, 2014 11:42 AM by Stephen Huston

    Ceiling ( Random * 6 )   (Excercise in FM Training Series)

    Polarpro

      Hello,

       

      in FileMaker 12 Training Series they ask for the result of the following function:

      Ceiling ( Random * 6 )

       

      The solution according to the Training Series is:

      A random integer from 1 to 6

       

      That seems to me not correct. The Random function is explained as

      Returns a random decimal number between 0 and 1 (including 0, but not including 1).

       

      So, if Random returns 0.0, then 0.0*6 is also 0, and Ceiling(0) is 0.

      So, I'd say the correct answer is: A random integer from 0 to 6

       

      Who is right, FileMaker or me? ;-)

       

      Thanks,

      Michael