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Error in subtracting 2 float values

Posted on 2004-10-11
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Hello Everyone,

Following is the sample code that I want to run:

import java.lang.*;
public class Test{
  public static void main(String args[]) {
      String s1 = "5.5";
      String s2 = "8.5";
   
      Double i1 = Double.valueOf(s1);
      Double i2 = Double.valueOf(s2);

      double diff = i2-i1;
      if (diff>4)
            System.out.println("Test Successful...");
  }
}


Error that I am getting is:
"operator - cannot be applied to java.lang.Double".

I have to accept the string and then convert to double to perform the error checking comparison, thus, I cannot use compareTo() function. I have to perform the subtraction of the string that is converted to float. Can someone help me with it!!!

Thanks for any help.
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Question by:seemasharma22
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sreejupamin earned 180 total points
ID: 12283991
You can say:
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double diff=i2.doubleValue()-i1.doubleValue();
if(diff >4 )
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Hope this helped.

Regards,
nair
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by:gen718
ID: 12284002
try
   double diff = i2.doubleValue()-i1.doubleValue();
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by:thomas908
ID: 12284007
You need to convert the values to double NOT Double.
i1 and i2 in ur code are objects, there is no way one object can be subtrated from another. First they have to be converted to primitives and then can be subtracted
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by:thomas908
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>>i1 and i2 in ur code are objects
I meant references to objects
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by:sreejupamin
ID: 12284154
Thank u, Seema.
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by:seemasharma22
ID: 12284250
Thanks a Bunch Mr. Nair !!! :) your solution solved one of my biggest worry.
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by:sreejupamin
ID: 12284549
You are most welcome :))))))))))))))
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