3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 8, 2007 4:41 AM by Newsgroup_User

# float AND/OR value

Hi

I need to express the following...

100 * (6/(42 * 7 * 8))
one hundred times (six divided by (the sum of 42 times seven times eight))

I tried float and value to no avail.

Thanks
• ###### 1. Re: float AND/OR value
Try this:

100 * (6/(42 * 7 * 8.0))

I forced Director to acknowledge that it is a float by adding the '.0'
at the end. Following the standard mathematical order of operations,
the 1st thing that is done is the 42*7*8. Since it is a float (once I
added the .0), Director will treat it as a float then divided into 6 and
when multiplied by 100.
• ###### 2. Re: float AND/OR value
Hi

I didn't think to add a decimal pt AT ALL!!

Thanks
• ###### 3. Re: float AND/OR value
You can also use the float function to make it more conspicuous in your
code.

float (5) = 5.0000

You'll get as many zeros as "the floatPrecision" indicates. Its default is
4 places. But of course that's true when using just a decimal as well.

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