Amol Bavannavar - 10 months ago 72

Vb.net Question

I'm getting incorrect **Mod** operator result in VB.NET. I verified result with calculator, It gives correct result.

E.g In VB.NET

`1.3 Mod 0.05 = 0.049999999999999975`

`0`

Answer Source

It's *round up* error:

```
1.30000000000001 Mod 0.05 == 0.00000000000001
1.2999999 Mod 0.05 == 0.0499998999999999
```

usually, round up errors are little (if any) nuisance, put at / near *points of discontinuity* small errors lead to big difference at the result (`0.05`

in this case).

Amendment: change the initial `double`

to either `int`

(`long`

)

```
130 Mod 5 == 0
```

or `decimal`

:

```
1.3M Mod 0.05M == 0
```