It surprises me that Mathematica does not show decimals after evaluating the following calculations:


Result: 500005.

Expecting: 500005.05


Result: 500006.

Expecting: 500005.65

It is possible to use FullForm[] to see the decimals, but this seems redundant when working with smaller numbers and/or a few decimals.

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    $\begingroup$ You can use NumberForm on the result to specify display of more digits in a one-off approach, or you can set a different default permanently using Settings -> Appearance -> Formatting -> Numbers. See the two non-accepted answers to Mathematica Precision. $\endgroup$
    – MarcoB
    Dec 10, 2021 at 20:37
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    $\begingroup$ Thanks! Solved by changing to a higher value in: Edit->Preferences->Appearance->Formatting->Numbers, Displayed Precision, Number of digits displayed in output [change value] $\endgroup$
    – MiKK
    Dec 10, 2021 at 22:50
  • $\begingroup$ Also a duplicate: mathematica.stackexchange.com/q/24896/4999 $\endgroup$
    – Michael E2
    Dec 11, 2021 at 13:34


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