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When using Excel to calculate it does not match the calculator.
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When using Excel to calculate it does not match the calculator. Excample: In column C I put the formula A*B, where A is 39.906 and B is $1,603.00. Excel returns $68,968.55. On a calculator it returns $63,969.31, hence a .76 diff. How do I correct excel to calculate as a calculator?

The problem seems to be with the calculation that results in value in PAYABLE TROY OZ (39.906). Actually the value in cell CONTENT TROY OZ when expanded to 5 decimal places is 40.71992 and thus not exactly 49.720. This is turn results in calculation

40.71992 x 0.98 = 39.90552

which when multiplied with 1603 results in 63968.55 (You can use calculator to verify this calculation).

So the conclusion is that the results of calculator and Excel are not different. It is the result of intermediate calculations that affect the final result.

I hope this explanation helps

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