Errors with decimal addition in Mathematica 5.0

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg47416] Errors with decimal addition in Mathematica 5.0*From*: yupeng_ at hotmail.com (Peng Yu)*Date*: Sat, 10 Apr 2004 02:01:21 -0400 (EDT)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

In[1]:= 13505.5 - 244.91 Out[1]= 13260.6 However,13505.5 - 244.91 = 13260.59. "N" doesn't help, either. In[25]:= N[13505.50 - 244.91] Out[25]= 13260.6 But the following command gives the correct answer. In[26]:= 505.50 - 244.91 Out[26]= 260.59 How can I get the correct last digit? Thanks!

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: Errors with decimal addition in Mathematica 5.0***From:*Murray Eisenberg <murray@math.umass.edu>