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floating point subtraction error


compgeek83

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The result you got in the first version is not an error, 5.6843418860808E-14 actually equals -0.64999999999998, it's just written in its exponential form.

 

Try using the (int) statement twice, like this.

 

$balance_due = ((int) $salesreceipt_grandtotal) - ((int) $payments_applied);

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Bingo, that works perfectly, thank you!

 

You're welcome.

 

Also, I noticed that 5.68...E-14 is not -0.649..., I forgot that in the first code I provided, one of the results was already being converted to an int.

So, for the record, 5.68...E-14 is close to -0.649..., but not equal to it.

 

Sorry for the confusion.

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