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February 2nd, 2004, 11:03 PM
 ashley_y Authorized User Join Date: Aug 2003 Posts: 22 Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rounding Numbers

Hi. I'm having a slight problem with VB's automatically rounding numbers. Take the following scenario:

Dim number1 As Integer = 90
Dim number2 As Integer = 46
Dim number3 As Integer = (number2/number1)

What I want is number3 returned as a whole number. However, in the above example VB rounds number3 up to 1. I want to keep it 0 since 46 did not go into 90 1 time. I hope I've been clear.

Thanks in advance to anyone who spends time reading this and/or helping.

February 2nd, 2004, 11:14 PM
 rodmcleay Friend of Wrox Join Date: Jun 2003 Posts: 596 Thanks: 1 Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts

46/90 is 0.51 and will therefore be rounded up to 1.
45/90 will be rounded down to 0.

The Int() and Fix() will return the result you are after but they behave differently with negative numbers, so check them out if you need to use negative numbers.
number3 = Int(number2/number1)

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February 3rd, 2004, 06:06 AM
 pgtips Friend of Wrox Join Date: Jun 2003 Posts: 1,212 Thanks: 0 Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

VB has an Integer division operator (\ not /) which does what you want.
46\90 => 0

hth
Phil

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