Excel not calculating like my calculator - needs to round or not round

lastingimprint02

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On my calculator, if I divide 462,534.05 by 335 I get 1,380.70. Then if I times 1,380.70 by 335 I get 462,534.50. Which is what I need it to be because I need to calculate the difference of a figure not dividing equally.

On excel, if I divide 462,534.05 by 335 I get 1,380.70. Then if I times 1,380.70 by 335 I get the SAME result of 462,534.05.

I have to account for the difference of not dividing equally so there is some format or accounting function that's preset that I don't want but I have no idea how to fix it or format my excel sheet to calculate as my calculator would.

Please can someone help? Thanks!
 

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shg

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On excel, if I divide 462,534.05 by 335 I get 1,380.70.
No, you get 1380.69865671642, which you may have displayed as 1,380.70.
Then if I times 1,380.70 by 335 I get the SAME result of 462,534.05.
That's because it's using the full precision of the result above. And that's what you'd expect, is it not?
 

AlphaFrog

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Set this option in Excel...

Excel 2007 or later:
Precision as displayed

Excel 2003 or before:
From the Excel menu, select Tools\ Options
Select the "Calculation" tab
Check the "Precision as Displayed" checkbox
 

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