[Chugalug] Is LibreOffice *THAT* bad? :(

Eric Wolf ebwolf at gmail.com
Sat Sep 28 19:47:23 UTC 2013


Justin,

That's a pretty questionable formula. The 'sign' of the first integer is
the 'negative symbol' and is considered part of the value 'negative five'.
I would calculate '-5^2+5^2' to equal 50.

-Eric

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On Sat, Sep 28, 2013 at 1:34 PM, Justin W Elam <justin.w.elam at gmail.com>wrote:

> =-5^2+5^2 should equal 0
> In a version of Excel you get 50.
>
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