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Java fractions

Shirl Diva

Joined: Sep 09, 2002
Posts: 21
Does anyone know how fractions are handled in java? How would you go about those kinds of computations?
Marilyn de Queiroz

Joined: Jul 22, 2000
Posts: 9059
Fractions are handled with doubles by default.

double quotient = 0;
double dividend = 2 ;
double divisor = 3 ;

quotient = dividend / divisor ;

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Shirl Diva

Joined: Sep 09, 2002
Posts: 21
Thanx Marilyn. Is there a possiblity of a lose of precision - that occurs in division??
Dirk Schreckmann

Joined: Dec 10, 2001
Posts: 7023
A few good links on this subject are mentioned in this past conversation in the Cattle Drive.
Making any sense?

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