Google Can't Subtract?

Aug 25, 2009 • 8:32 am | comments (4) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine

I spotted a thread at Google Web Search Help which shows how Google can not subtract the numbers 999999999999999 - 999999999999998. Google returns the result as 0, when Yahoo and Bing return the correct result of 1.

Google: Google Calculator Wrong

Yahoo: Yahoo Calculator Right

Bing: Bing Calculator Right

Why is Google returning zero as the answer to this calculation? Is there some type of geek response to this or is Google's calculator malfunctioning?

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.

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