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    Bug, Maybe? (XL2000 9.0.3821 SR-1)

    I've encountered what I believe to be an excel bug. Can someone tell me if I'm correct or maybe it's a limitation in my system.

    In cell A1, type [ 1000.25 ]. In cell B1, type [ 1000.06 ]. In cell C1, type the formula [ +A1-B1 ]. The result in C1 should be ".19". But, if you extend cell C1 to 15 decimal places, you will see a different result.

    0.190000000000055

    Probably not a big deal, but this seems to be a simple math calculation that could lead to inaccuracies on a complex worksheet.
    - Ricky

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    Re: Bug, Maybe? (XL2000 9.0.3821 SR-1)

    Two things to look at:

    PC Mag article

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    Re: Bug, Maybe? (XL2000 9.0.3821 SR-1)

    Thanks Leif:

    I checked out both links and it appears that I didn't make a ground-breaking discovery at all! I think I will use the "Precision as Displayed" option. I appreciate your response - Have a great day.
    - Ricky

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