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Re: Precision


On 1/5/2013 1:17 AM, Rob Ryan wrote:
> 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?

SetOptions[$FrontEndSession, PrintPrecision -> 16]

In[43]:= 103971.66+52282.64+2998.27
Out[43]= 159252.57

--Nasser




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