Joined: 07 Jun 2005 Posts: 70 Location: South Africa
I suppose you mean A is Pic 9(3). I think b's value will be $23. This is because when there is more than one sign in a picture clause it is a floating sign. The sign will float to the right hand side in the picture clause untill it finds the most significant digit, and suppress all zeroes while doing so. The sign will then be inserted in the picture clause to the left of the most significant digit. If the number of digits is more than or exactly as much as the picture clause, than the sign will overwrite the leftmost digit in the number. Correct if I am wrong please.