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FAQ Topic - Why does simple decimal arithmetic give strange

results?

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For example, 5*1.015 does not give exactly 5.075 and 0.06+0.01 does

not give exactly 0.07 in javascript.

Javascript numbers are represented in binary as IEEE-754 (IEC 559)

Doubles, with a resolution of 53 bits, giving an accuracy of

15-16 decimal digits; integers up to about 9e15 are precise, but

few decimal fractions are. Given this, arithmetic is as exact

as possible, but no more. Operations on integers are exact if

the true result and all intermediates are integers within that

range.

In particular, non-integer results should not normally be

compared for equality; and non-integer computed results

commonly need rounding; see 4.6.

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