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    Excel Formula Quirk

    This is more of an OCD annoyance than anything actually wrong. I'm doing a basic cash flow type spreadsheet. Adding the previous amount to the transaction amount calculating a running total. At one point where it should be exactly 0 ($- since it's in accounting format), there is a slight rounding error. I copied values into the last column and it shows a random decimal has mysteriously appeared. I checked and all manually entered values are two decimals or less. The only other thing I notice is that when I enter the cell to edit the formula "AVERAGEIFS" shows up in the name range. I think this is because I am dealing with negative number, but not sure. Does anyone have any idea what could be happening here? Pictures are below.
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    Re: Excel Formula Quirk

    If you bracket your main calculations inside : Mround(YourCalc,.01) it should eliminate the problem
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    Re: Excel Formula Quirk

    This issue is not unique to Excel. Round off error gets discussed quite frequently. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/78113
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    Re: Excel Formula Quirk

    Thanks, that makes sense. I had never seen this problem before. The rounding formula worked.

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    Re: Excel Formula Quirk

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