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Thread: Why does 16.33%10 return 6.329999999999998?

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    Default Why does 16.33%10 return 6.329999999999998?

    Is there a way to fix this?


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    Default Re: Why does 16.33%10 return 6.329999999999998?

    Welcome to the forum! Please read this topic to learn how to post code in code or highlight tags and other useful info for new members.

    Show your code that presents those results, and then we'll know better what to recommend.

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    Default Re: Why does 16.33%10 return 6.329999999999998?

    My code is:
    System.out.println(16.33%10);
    and the result is
    6.329999999999998

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    Default Re: Why does 16.33%10 return 6.329999999999998?

    Two options which can be combined or used separately as you'd like:

    1. Format the output to the desired precision, or
    2. Cast the resulting value to a primitive that provides the desired precision.

    Why it happens can be found in many articles on the 'net. Look for something like 'java floating point precision', or 'java currency accuracy'.

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    Default Re: Why does 16.33%10 return 6.329999999999998?

    Also see: What Every Computer Scientist Should Know About Floating-Point Arithmetic
    If you don't understand my answer, don't ignore it, ask a question.

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