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Excel gets it wrong


Got a copy of Excel 2007 handy?  Try multiplying 850 by 77.1 - the answer should be 65535.

Excel 2007 thinks it's 100000.

Older versions of the spreadsheet, get it right.

The problem, was reported a couple of days ago on a Microsoft usergroup site , and looks like an elementary programming cock-up (sorry..mistake!)

Excel is the mainstay numerical application of many finance houses, banks and other institutions. A basic mathematical problem like this is extremely serious, and the fact that it exists and has slipped through testing is a major embarrassment for Microsoft.

Another reason not to Upgrade too soon :o :o

Always wait for at least a year if you can :P


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