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Adding non-numeric values in korn shell script

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I want to add non-numeric values i korn shell script, how do I do it. expr doesn't work for non-numeric values.    
eg, $a=1.00 $b=2.00, how do I get $a+$b in shell scripts?
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# not possible with ksh build-in commands, but try:
c=`echo $a $b|awk '{print $1+$2}'`
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Is there any other way for different shell?
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AFAIK no. Only intgers possible.
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