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# How to divide an integer by an integer and yield a decimal RSS

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Last post Feb 06, 2018 09:36 AM by HTMLWarrior

• ### How to divide an integer by an integer and yield a decimal

Aug 24, 2004 09:35 PM|thuhue|LINK

If we divide an integer by another integer, the result in C# is always an integer. How can we make the result to be 2 decimal? For example: 77 / 21 = 3.67 Thanks.
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• ### Re: How to divide an integer by an integer and yield a decimal

Aug 25, 2004 07:16 AM|jimski3000|LINK

Convert the integers to decimal: ```int i = 77; int j = 21; decimal d = (decimal)i / (decimal)j; ```Jim ThoughtWorks
• ### Re: How to divide an integer by an integer and yield a decimal

Aug 25, 2004 01:18 PM|thuhue|LINK

Thanks, that's what I found too. But the decimal needs to be formatted to 2 decimal. Otherwise it would show as a long bunch of decimals. Specifically how do we format a long decimal to "999.99" in C#? (We know how to do it in VB) Thanks.
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• ### Re: How to divide an integer by an integer and yield a decimal

Aug 25, 2004 05:28 PM|KraGiE|LINK

This is just saying for hell of saying, but you *could* always overload the \ operator. *grin*
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• ### Re: How to divide an integer by an integer and yield a decimal

Aug 25, 2004 05:59 PM|jimski3000|LINK

"you *could* always overload the \ operator" Overloads are attached to types, though. You can only overload operators on types that you control! Jim ThoughtWorks
• ### Re: How to divide an integer by an integer and yield a decimal

Aug 25, 2004 06:01 PM|jimski3000|LINK

"how do we format a long decimal to "999.99"" Use the ToString() overload with a format specifier. Something like (off the top of my head): myDecimal.ToString("#.00"); Jim ThoughtWorks
• ### Re: How to divide an integer by an integer and yield a decimal

Aug 27, 2004 04:43 AM|imleggy|LINK

Also look at Math.Round, unfortunatly i think it only supports the double type in version 1.1 and decimal support is added in v2 Dave Legg
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• ### Re: How to divide an integer by an integer and yield a decimal

Aug 27, 2004 05:26 PM|thuhue|LINK

I found it: myDecimal.ToString("N2"); Thanks.
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• ### Re: How to divide an integer by an integer and yield a decimal

Aug 29, 2004 04:13 AM|pickyh3d|LINK

To be honest, isn't the decimal type overkill if you are going for two places of precision when dividing an integer by an integer?
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• ### Re: How to divide an integer by an integer and yield a decimal

Aug 29, 2004 05:35 PM|thuhue|LINK

What we did here was for getting a decimal when one integer dividing another yields a decimal value such as 7/3=2.33, not a rounded integer. Thanks.
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• ### Re: How to divide an integer by an integer and yield a decimal

Aug 29, 2004 06:46 PM|KraGiE|LINK

::Overloads are attached to types, though. You can only overload operators on types that you control! Jim, you're right, but you can control the output. you can return a different type. you can always overload the / for int,int to return a decimal type, and do the casting in the overloaded operator.
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• ### Re: How to divide an integer by an integer and yield a decimal

Aug 29, 2004 09:15 PM|pickyh3d|LINK

I realize the casting was done to retain the decimal amount, but I think a double would suffice.
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• ### Re: How to divide an integer by an integer and yield a decimal

Aug 30, 2004 03:03 AM|KraGiE|LINK

22/7... put that in a double. :)
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• ### Re: How to divide an integer by an integer and yield a decimal

Aug 30, 2004 03:49 PM|jimski3000|LINK

"you can always overload the / for int,int to return a decimal type" And how would you do that? Jim ThoughtWorks
• ### Re: How to divide an integer by an integer and yield a decimal

Aug 30, 2004 07:14 PM|pickyh3d|LINK

Kragie, they just want two decimal places.
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• ### Re: How to divide an integer by an integer and yield a decimal

Aug 31, 2004 02:48 AM|KraGiE|LINK

Jim, I didn't say it's going to be easy. Or that it was a good solution. I just said it was "possible". Just create an object that is essentially a decimal, and start creating a crapload of overloaded operators. Now. I'll admit that the original post was done in bad taste for humor, but still. It "is" possible. I'd be the first to slap someone that wanted to do it like that, but that wasn't the purpose of my initial post here.
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• ### Re: How to divide an integer by an integer and yield a decimal

Aug 31, 2004 10:57 AM|thuhue|LINK

I'm interested in examples on overloads of operators. Please kindly provide some. Thanks.
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• ### Re: How to divide an integer by an integer and yield a decimal

Sep 21, 2017 06:00 PM|Jay Raj|LINK

I tried this, works for C#

int i = 77;
int j = 21;
double d = decimal.ToDouble(i) / j;
Console.WriteLine("{0:.00}",d);
Console.ReadLine();

• ### Re: How to divide an integer by an integer and yield a decimal

Feb 06, 2018 09:36 AM|HTMLWarrior|LINK

```int i = 77;
int j = 21;

// convert int to decimal
decimal di = Convert.ToDecimal(i);
decimal dj = Convert.ToDecimal(j);

// compute
decimal result = di / dj;

// display the result
Console.WriteLine("{0} / {1} = {2}", di, dj, result.ToString("n2"));```