## division problem

division problem
# 1
03-26-2002
division problem

how can i show the value when i divide a number where the dividend is greater then the divisor. for example...

3 divided by 15 ---> let x=3/15

when i do this in the shell environment it gives me an output of 0.

thanks.
 inquirer
# 2
03-27-2002
I have one sugestion. Use the awk language to solve this problem. Look this :

[witt@root]\$ echo 3 15 | awk '{ print \$1/\$2}'
0.2
[witt@roto]\$ echo 1 15 | awk '{ print \$1/\$2}'
0.0666667

result=`echo 3 15 | awk '{ print \$1/\$2}'`
echo \$result

Witt
 witt
# 3
03-28-2002
Yes, I like awk for working with numbers, particularly when I am dealing with other than whole integers.

The answer of zero that you are getting is correct, but simply truncated to a whole integer. You can force a certain number of decimal places by adding zeros to the numerator. But again, the result will be truncated, not rounded:

a=3
b=17
let x=\${a}0000/\$b
echo \$x
1764
 Jimbo
# 4
04-02-2002
thankyou

thank you very much for the help. i will do all of your suggestions
 inquirer

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