Calculation differences between PC and Windows RT computers

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  • Applies to: Excel for Microsoft 365, Excel for Microsoft 365 for Mac, Excel for the web, Excel 2019, Excel 2016, Excel 2019 for Mac, Excel 2013, Excel 2016 for Mac.

After you design formulas and use Excel worksheet functions on a Windows RT computer, you may notice small calculation differences.

Where are these calculation differences found?

These will be between the results of its calculations and the results on PCs with traditional x86-based architecture.

Why do these calculation differences exist?

This is the result of a variation between the design of processors with Windows RT and x86-based computers. These calculation differences happen at a incredibly high degree of precision, like at the 14th or 15 significant digit.

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