Adding problem in Challenge result


Based on the first challenge instructions, I wrote the following:

#include <stdio.h>

int main(int argc, const char * argv[])

//set two float variables
float cow;
float calf;

//declare double-type variable
double family;

//Assign numbers with decimals to the two floats and assign the double to the sum of the two floats
cow = 2305.8;
calf = 155.1;
family = cow + calf;

//Output using printf
printf("The cow family equals %f.\n", family);

return 0;


Oddly, here is the result:

The cow family equals 2460.900146.
Program ended with exit code: 0

What’s the deal with the 146? To test, I even attempted to set the decimals to match the number of spaces with zeroes, and it still returned the same result. Please advise.