Date: Jan 5, 2013 2:17 AM
Author: PA32R
Subject: Precision
My frustration is growing. I simply want to add (for example):

103971.66+52282.64+2998.27. These are dollars and cents and I'd like to keep the cents. But when I input that line, I get 159923. When I input: N[(103971.66+52282.64+2998.27),20] I STILL get 159923. What do I do to get 159952.57? I've used "SetPrecision", etc. with still no result.

I note that when I type 103971.66 and hit shift-return, the output is 103972. If I then type "InputForm[%]" I get 103971.66.

There simply has to be an easy way to add these numbers - any calculator watch can do it!