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## Division of two integers

Hi

Below things wonder me.When I perform

SEL (100.00/210.00)  GIVES 0.48

But if perform

SEL (29781215.00/29894915.00)  gives 1.00 instead of  0.99

Then i did in the below way.It worked

SEL 100* CAST(29781215 AS DECIMAL(10,2))/29894915  gives 99.62

The only thing is the first two queries.

Regards

KVB

4 REPLIES
Junior Contributor

## Re: Division of two integers

Hi KVB,

these are not Integers, but Decimals.

Decimals get rounded and the result of your division is 0.9961966775955041..., which is correctly rounded to 1.00.

Dieter

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## Re: Division of two integers

Oh sorry.Yes the yare decimals.Then also for the first query it is not being rounded off and for the second one it is being rounded.Here is the confusion arised for me.

KVB

Junior Contributor

## Re: Division of two integers

Hi KVB,

the first dvision is also rounded: SEL (100.00/210.00) = 0.476190476190476

When you add/substract/divide two decimals the resulting precision is the higher of the two operands, e.g.

dec(a,b) + dec(x,y) -> fractional digits = max(b,y)

Multiplying results in adding the fractional digits:

dec(a,b) * dec(x,y) -> fractional digits = b+y

Dieter

Enthusiast

Thanks Dieter.