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Topic: Precision
Replies: 3   Last Post: Jan 7, 2013 11:05 PM

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Richard Fateman

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Re: Precision
Posted: Jan 7, 2013 12:36 AM
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On 1/4/2013 11:17 PM, Rob Ryan wrote:
> My frustration is growing. I simply want to add (for example):
> 103971.66+52282.64+2998.27.



InputForm[103971.66+52282.64+2998.27] gives 159252.56999999998

If you don't like that, use the calculator on your phone (or watch? do
people still have watches? Such big ones?)


If this all seems mysterious, read up on floating-point binary numbers .







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