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Type coercion in formulas

The script correctly deduces that the output should be double/decimal, but there are in fact no decimals; all numbers end in .0. My first reaction was that in an operation with 3 integers, the result would be (implicitly) coerced to integer and then, when put into a decimal column, all decimals would be 0. However, even if I force the columns in the schemas of the input datasets to be "decimal", this still happens.

A temporary solution is to add a factor of 100 to get the percentage, but that seems crude and is likely to cause problems further on (and i still lose any decimals in the percentages, i.e. I always get, say, 18.0, 34.0, etc) What am I missing?

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