Robert Hampton

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26th September 2007

52.5% margin of error


Fire up your favorite calculator and multiply 850 by 77.1. Through the magic of zeros and ones, you’ll quickly get an answer of 65,535. Those using the Excel 2007, however, will be told the total is 100,000.

I was a bit sceptical of this, but I fired up Excel, and sure enough:-

Excel Whoops

It amused me. But then, I’m quite easily amused by this sort of thing.