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Posted on 2006-07-21
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Hello experts:

I'm creating an input form that performs some computations and displays the answer to the user.  What data type would you suggest I use to compute this calculations.  It is pretty much straight up addition with some multiplication and division and does need to be rounded to 2 decimal places.

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Ravi Singh earned 25 total points
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You can use the Double data type, and use the Math.Round method for rounding to two decimal places
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If you only need 2 decimal places, Single will give you a slight benefit in memory requirements -- assuming that your results won't be more than +/- 3.4x10^38.

However, the trade-off will be slower performance, since double is the processor-native floating point type.
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Thank you very much......
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