C# Rounding Whole Numbers

Posted on 2013-02-07
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Last Modified: 2013-02-07
I have a question regarding c# and rounding.  Given the following equations c# seems to round them differently based on if a decimal is dictated in the whole number.  Is there any way to tell C# to output 7.5 regardless of the format of the code?

I am in the process of converting some legacy code and I don’t have the option of ensuring the static values are formatted with “.00”.

double test = 3000.00 / 400.00;
test = 7.5;

double test2 = 3000 / 400;
test2 = 7;

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Question by:itcaptain
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käµfm³d   👽 earned 1000 total points
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You're performing integer division in the second example. Integer division truncates the decimal. Either use a floating-point value (what you are doing in your first example), use an explicit cast:

double test2 = (double)3000 / 400;

...or use suffixes:

double test2 = 3000d / 400d;
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HooKooDooKu earned 1000 total points
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In the 1st test, 3000.00 and 400.00 are seen as floating point numbers and floating point arithmetic is used resulting in a floating point number of 7.5 that gets assigned to the variable 'text'.

In the 2nd test, 3000 and 400 are seen as integer number and integer arithmetic is used resulting in an integer number of 7 that gets converted to a double that is then assigned to the variable 'test2'.

So to avoid the integer math, you have to make something a floating point number, and then the compiler should convert for you.

As an example, if you did the following:
double test3 = 3000.00 / 400;
test3 should have 7.5 because 400 will get converted to a floating point number to do floating point math on the already floating point value 3000.00.

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