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Thread: Processing Decimals <1 & >0

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    Default Processing Decimals <1 & >0

    I have a feeling this is something fundamental I missed... but how can I get an operation such as 1/2 to return 0.5?

    Right now all I get is 0.0. Example:

    public class NumberProblem {
    	 * @param args
    	public static void main(String[] args) {
    		double result = 1/2;
    Output = 0.0

    Is there a formatting operation that has to be done?

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    Default Re: Processing Decimals <1 & >0

    The compiler treats 1/2 as integer division. Change one to a double to get floating division: 1.0/2

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