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# 1/2+3/2

Posted on 2000-04-09
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double i;
i=1/2+3/2;
cout<<i;

can you explain why the o/p is 1?
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Question by:skundu
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the probkem is that you are doing the math with integer values which will be truncated.   So for example 1/2 truncates to an integer value of 0 and 3/2 (1.5) truncates to a value of 1.  so you get

i = 0 + 1;

which is 1.

Try specifyihg floating point numbers instead, like

i=1.0/2.0+3.0/2.0;
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