Slow News Saturday: Google flubs on basic math problem

Google and Bing are the two leading search engines consumers have to choose from when they need to find content on the web. While Google has the majority of the market share, Bing has made gains in the past few years but still has a long way to go.

But, if you are looking for one more reason to use Bing over Google, well, here you go. In an odd quirk that is likely a rounding issue, if you type a massive, but simple, math problem into Google, it gives you the wrong answer.

Spotted by @microsoftoholic, if you type in 39999999999999999-39999999999999998 into Google, it will tell you the answer is 0 but it’s quite obvious that the answer is 1; Bing will calculate the math correctly.

Sure, it’s a small little bug in the Google search engine, but it goes to show that not even Google is perfect.

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