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I have a few questions regarding variables of type decimal in C#:

   1. How do I define a decimal literal? (i.e. 100.1)
 
   2. How do I compare a decimal variable to a literal?

       if (value > 100.1)             ..........is giving me an error about using the > with a decimal
       {
       }

Thanks,
Rosanne
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1.  Like the "f" suffix for floats, use the "M" suffix for decimals.
For example, 100.1M

2. You can compare a decimal variable to other decimal literals.
For example

if (value > 100.1M)
{
}

Alternatively, you can type cast 100.1 to a decimal (although this is not preferred, it is a good way to compare decimals to variables of other types).

if (value > (decimal)100.1)
{
}
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