# Division problem

Discussion in 'ASP .Net' started by Jon, Oct 13, 2007.

1. ### JonGuest

Hello all,

I'm trying to work out why the following always returns 0:

ulong b = (750 / 1128);

I've tried other types, not just ulong but always with the same
results, 0;

Am I missing something? It been a long day!

Thanks

Jon

Jon, Oct 13, 2007

2. ### Phil HGuest

On 13 Oct, 19:12, Jon <> wrote:
> Hello all,
>
> I'm trying to work out why the following always returns 0:
>
> ulong b = (750 / 1128);
>
> I've tried other types, not just ulong but always with the same
> results, 0;
>
> Am I missing something? It been a long day!
>
> Thanks
>
> Jon

John

ulong is an integer data type (unsigned 64 bit) which cannot represent
the fraction 750/1120

If you are working with non-integral numbers you need to work with
types such as float, single, double etc.

However, one word of warning. Even when an expression is being
assigned to a non-integral numeric type the result is evaluated is
though it is an integer if all the terms themselves are integers. The
expression (750 / 1128) will be treated as an integer because 750,
1128 are themselves integers, and since 0 < (750/1120) < 1 it is
rounded down to 0

float b = 750.0F / 1128.0F

I guarantee it will not be zero.

Phil H, Oct 13, 2007

3. ### Alexey SmirnovGuest

On Oct 13, 8:12 pm, Jon <> wrote:
> Hello all,
>
> I'm trying to work out why the following always returns 0:
>
> ulong b = (750 / 1128);
>
> I've tried other types, not just ulong but always with the same
> results, 0;
>
> Am I missing something? It been a long day!
>
> Thanks
>
> Jon

ulong is an integer and 750 / 1128 equals 0.66 - the integer part is 0

If you need to round it up, use Math.Round, for example

ulong b = Convert.ToUInt64(Math.Round(750D / 1128D)); // =1

Alexey Smirnov, Oct 13, 2007