Forum: Ruby on Rails 3 / 2 is 1?

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Fc582698581884352e745d1d4c64699d?d=identicon&s=25 Joshua Muheim (josh)
on 2008-10-17 23:13
Hi all

Why is 3/2=1 in a Rais view? How can I get Rails to output 1.5 as the

D6434aa0b7b350f8c3ed0119d81b2ead?d=identicon&s=25 Roy Pardee (rpardee)
on 2008-10-17 23:17
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That's a common ruby gotcha.  Division of integers results in an
integer.  To fix, convert one or both numbers to floats with .to_f or
include a decimal place on the literal (e.g., 3.0/2)


B14575f0ca69f10938fdd67e7156e0e1?d=identicon&s=25 Craig Demyanovich (Guest)
on 2008-10-17 23:18
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At least one of the numbers needs to be a float. Here's an example of
script/console output:

Loading development environment (Rails 2.1.1)
>> 3/2
=> 1
>> 3.0/2
=> 1.5
>> 3/2.0
=> 1.5
>> 3.0/2.0
=> 1.5

In Ruby, division of integers returns only the integer part of the

Fc582698581884352e745d1d4c64699d?d=identicon&s=25 Joshua Muheim (josh)
on 2008-10-17 23:22
Thanks guys :-)
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