Chat gpt bad at math. I tried word problems and

Why is chat gpt bad at math? I tried word problems and ut’s literally showing the correct steps and correct actions to solve the problem but the calculations are often wrong by some percent. It sometimes get simple math wrong.

I have no answer to your question, but I had the same experience. I asked ChatGPT some math word problems and got wacky results. In one, it had to convert hours to seconds, and instead used the conversion factor for days to seconds. In another, I asked the same question twice, and got 2 different answers, just by changing the term 1000 megawatts to 1 gigawatt. When I pointed out to ChatGPT that 1 gigawatt and 1000 megawatts are the same thing, it agreed, apologized for the error, redid the problem, and came up with an answer different from the previous 2. Weird!