💬 Spain builds submarine 70 tons too heavy after putting a decimal in the wrong place

Replied to Spain builds submarine 70 tons too heavy after putting a decimal in the wrong place (canada.com)

A new, Spanish-designed submarine has a weighty problem: The vessel is more than 70 tons too heavy, and officials fear if it goes out to sea, it will not be able to surface.

And a former Spanish official says the problem can be traced to a miscalculation — someone apparently put a decimal point in the wrong place.

I guess this is a good reminder why mathematics is important?

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