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Old 07-25-2002
Floating Point Division

Does anyone have a simple way of doing floating point ("fp") division? For example, if I divide 3 by 5, I can get 0.6. The built-in calc (`bc`) will perform fp multiplication, but not division, at least not straight-up (i.e., starting bc and just typing in 3/5).

I am trying to do this using KSH on HP-UX 11.0 or Solaris 8.

Any help will be GREATLY appreciated (have already spent more time that I want to admit to trying to find a simple solution).

Thank you!
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Old 07-25-2002
BREAKTHRU!! Duh GSATCH, use "scale" option in `bc` - `echo "scale=2;2/3" |bc` returns ".66".

Ok, my brain is back in place now...

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