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How to find number of decimal places?

 
Ajith George
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How can i find number of decimal places in a double value.
example number of decimal places in 0.0005.

Thanks in advance.
 
Keith Lynn
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You could convert it to a String, find the index of the . and then find the difference between that index and the length of the String.
 
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But the double number passed in to the method is automatically converted in to the format 5.0E-6 for .000005 . So that idea is not working. Any other suggstions, please help.
 
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Well if it's in scientific notation, you should be able to use the exponent to figure out the number of decimal places.
 
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But how can i use this exponebt number. itried the following code

But some garbage value too is coming with variable theChar.
What should i do?
 
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Here is a way to start if you have the number in scientific notation.

 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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