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    As part of my homework, actually this part is for extra credit. I am supposed to write a program that prompts the user to input a decimal number and outputs the number to the nearest integer. Using only things I have learned to this point. I couldn't figure it out. I read ahead in the book about if else statements and came up with the following, but is there a way to do it with out if, else statements?(I am only 1 week into this class, so I can't use anything like the Math round method. I am supposed to do this programmatically):

    //Chapter 2 programming exercises 6.)
    import java.util.*;
    public class Ch2_PrExercises6
    	public static void main(String[] args)
    		Scanner tv = new Scanner(System.in);
    		int numResult = 0;
    		double numEntered;
    		System.out.println("Enter in a decimal number to be rounded to the nearest whole number, then press Enter: ");
    		numEntered = tv.nextDouble();
    		if(numEntered % 1 >= (1/2))
    			numResult = (int)(numEntered) + 1;
    			numResult = (int)(numEntered);
    		System.out.println("You number rounded to the nearest whole number = " + numResult);

    thank you in advance!

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    I can't use anything like the Math round method
    Odd you can't use Math.round() :p
    If you want your current method to work, replace (1/2) with 0.5;

    Edit: Rewrote post
    Last edited by newbie; August 26th, 2011 at 06:56 PM.
    Please use [highlight=Java]//code goes here...[/highlight] tags when posting your code

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    Default Re: Brand new to Java and programming

    replace (1/2) with 0.5 because 1/2 will be computed using integer arithmetic and gives a result of 0

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    is there a way to do it with out if, else statements?
    Yes, you can do it with a little bit of arithmetic and the fact that floating->int conversion discards the fractional part. Think of simple arithmetic that converts .5 and greater fractional parts to 1.0 or greater, but not to 2.0!

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