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How to limit numbers returned by a random number generator to multiples of .25?

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I'm randomly assigning individuals in a simulation ages and I need to limit the ages to numbers that are multiples of .25 (i.e. you can be 22.75 yrs. old).

Here's the code that pulls a number from a uniform distribution between 2 numbers a and b.

inline int DiscreteUniformDeviate(const int a, const int b){ return nag_random_discrete_uniform(a, b);}
int nag_random_discrete_uniform (const int a, const int b)
      double f = nag_random_continuous_uniform();
      f = f * (b-a+1);
      int rval = a + f;
      return rval;

Here's the line that calls DiscreteUniformDeviate...

g_cIndividual[iThisID].SetAge(DiscreteUniformDeviate (0, 65))

...I'd like to wrap the discreteUniformDeviate(0,65) call in something like static_cast<int>(DiscreteUniformDeviate(0,65)) only instead of an int, it has to be a mult of .25. Other solutions are welcome too.

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