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News Archive - September 2007 - News Post

Excel can't multiply

Tuesday 25th September 2007

Category: News

A somewhat serious bug in Excel has been found recently - specifically, that Excel 2007 will multiply incorrectly in some cases. Some of the examples given are:

Those with a calculator handy, or far more proficient in mental arithmetic than I, will be able to tell us that the result should be 65,535. Excel 2007, on the other hand, decides that 100,000 is close enough.


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