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Description

Division is one of the four primary arithmetic operations. The operator / (slash) operates on two operands to produce the result.

Syntax

result = numerator / denominator;

Parameter Values

  • result: variable. Allowed data types: int, float, double, byte, short, long.
  • numerator: variable or constant. Allowed data types: int, float, double, byte, short, long.
  • denominator: non zero variable or constant. Allowed data types: int, float, double, byte, short, long.

Example Code

int a = 50; int b = 10; int c = 0; c = a / b; // the variable 'c' gets a value of 5 after this statement is executed

※ NOTES AND WARNINGS:

  1. If one of the numbers (operands) are of the type float or of type double, floating point math will be used for the calculation.
  2. If the operands are of float / double data type and the variable that stores the result is an integer, then only the integral part is stored and the fractional part of the number is lost.
float a = 55.5; float b = 6.6; int c = 0; c = a / b; // the variable 'c' stores a value of 8 only as opposed to the expected result of 8.409

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