Microsoft Excel needs math lessons

We haven’t quite figured out what’s more hilarious…Excel doing math wrong, or the guys who figured it out. David Gainer, a Microsoft employee, says in a blog entry that when users of Excel 2007 ask the program to multiply numbers, and the end result is 65,535, the answer inexplicably results in 100,000. After further nerdiness “testing,” the odd occurance is said to be limited to six numbers from 65,534.99999999995 to 65,535, and six numbers from 65,535.99999999995 to 65,536. Just in time for budget season…


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