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- 09-06-2011, 08:30 PM #1Member
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trouble using fractions
I'm new to this forum and to java, and have a rather simple question:
I want to use the fraction 1/12, but as an answere, i always get 0.0.
double a= 1/12;
which will give me the result : a= 0.0;
what can I do to use fractions correctly?
Thanks in advance.
- 09-06-2011, 08:34 PM #2
Re: trouble using fractions
Raw integers (numbers without a decimal point) are considered ints- they are only whole numbers (0, 1, 76, -45), so you lose anything after the decimal point.
Try to do it the other way: what happens when you divide a big number by a small number? Try 12/5, for example.
One solution would be to use them as raw doubles (numbers with a decimal point). Try 1.0/12.0. You could also cast one (or both) of them:
double a = ((double)1)/12
When you mix a double and an int, the answer is considered a double.
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