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What am i doing wrong ???

anuj sahai

Joined: Dec 02, 2000
Posts: 8
I am facing a problem. Please let me know why this is happening and what is the solution to
I enter a value which is 9.99999999999999E14. This is equivalent to 999999999999999(15 9's). When i multiply this amount by 100 the value is changed to 9.9999999999999904E16. The value which i wanted to obtain after the multiplication was 99999999999999900 however it became 99999999999999904 probably cos the precision was lost.
Throughout the value is being assigned to a double
Please let me know how i can workaround this problem ?
Wilfried LAURENT
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Joined: Jul 13, 2001
Posts: 269
Have a look at
java.math.BigDecimal and java.math.BigInteger.
I agree. Here's the link:
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