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Calculator Does Not Reliably Subtract Two Numbers in Windows
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Microsoft Windows Calculator (CALC.EXE) does not reliably subtract two numbers with decimal values. This problem occurs in both modes (standard and scientific) of Calculator.
Calculator does not round the decimal values properly. While Calculator is determining how to display the solution, it encounters a loss of precision and shows an incorrect answer.
Windows 3.0Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows 3.0.
Windows 3.1x, Windows for Workgroups 3.1xTo correct this problem in Windows 3.1x and Windows for Workgroups 3.1x, obtain the updated CALC.EXE file from the Microsoft Web site.
Steps to Reproduce Problem
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