# Forum: Ruby 10 numbers in between 2 numbers

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on 2009-01-20 05:00
```How can I get an array of 10 numbers in between two numbers?

(1..500).to_a

How can I turn the above into an array of ten numbers in between 1 and
500 (including 1 and 500)?```
on 2009-01-20 05:09
```On Jan 19, 2009, at 9:58 PM, jko170 wrote:

> How can I get an array of 10 numbers in between two numbers?
>
> (1..500).to_a

I guess it depends on which ten numbers you want, but here's one way:

>> (1..500).enum_for(:step, 50).to_a
=> [1, 51, 101, 151, 201, 251, 301, 351, 401, 451]

James Edward Gray II```
on 2009-01-20 05:10
```On Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 7:58 PM, jko170 <jko170@gmail.com> wrote:
> How can I get an array of 10 numbers in between two numbers?
>
> (1..500).to_a
>
> How can I turn the above into an array of ten numbers in between 1 and
> 500 (including 1 and 500)?

I'm confused... aren't there a lot more then 10 numbers between 1 and
500?  Are you asking for a random sampling or???```
on 2009-01-20 08:15
```jko170 wrote:

> How can I get an array of 10 numbers in between two numbers?
>
> (1..500).to_a
>
> How can I turn the above into an array of ten numbers in between 1 and
> 500 (including 1 and 500)?

10 numbers randomly, or spread out evenly (ish), such as 1, 50, 100,
150, 200, 250, 300, 350, 400, 450, 500 (though that's 11 and not
exactly even).  Can you elaborate?```
on 2009-01-20 14:41
```On Jan 19, 2009, at 10:05 PM, James Gray wrote:

> On Jan 19, 2009, at 9:58 PM, jko170 wrote:
>
>> How can I get an array of 10 numbers in between two numbers?
>>
>> (1..500).to_a
>
> I guess it depends on which ten numbers you want, but here's one way:

Oops, I left out a:

require "enumerator"```
on 2009-01-20 16:42
```On Jan 20, 1:12 am, Tim Greer <t...@burlyhost.com> wrote:
> exactly even).  Can you elaborate?
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Sorry everyone, yes 10 numbers and dates spread our evenly. Thanks for
the replies!```
on 2009-01-20 16:45
```On Jan 20, 1:12 am, Tim Greer <t...@burlyhost.com> wrote:
> exactly even).  Can you elaborate?
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Sorry everyone, yes 10 numbers and dates spread our evenly. Thanks for
the replies!```
on 2009-01-20 23:47
```On Jan 19, 10:05 pm, James Gray <ja...@grayproductions.net> wrote:
>
> James Edward Gray II

Yeah, the end numbers need to be included in the array of 10.```
on 2009-01-21 00:21
```jko170 wrote:
>> James Edward Gray II
>
> Yeah, the end numbers need to be included in the array of 10.
>
>
Requirements: 10 numbers, evenly distributed, first and last numbers in
the array.

require 'pp'

first, last = ARGV[0].to_f, ARGV[1].to_f
numbers = []
incr = (last - first) / 9.0
n = first
10.times do
numbers << n
n += incr
end
pp numbers```
on 2009-01-21 19:26
```On Jan 20, 5:19 pm, Tim Hunter <TimHun...@nc.rr.com> wrote:
>
> numbers = []
> incr = (last - first) / 9.0
> n = first
> 10.times do
>    numbers << n
>    n += incr
> end
> pp numbers
>
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> RMagick:http://rmagick.rubyforge.org/

Thank you very much Tim! Works perfectly.```
on 2009-01-21 19:34
```Hi --

On Thu, 22 Jan 2009, jko170 wrote:

>>>> => [1, 51, 101, 151, 201, 251, 301, 351, 401, 451]
>> first, last = ARGV[0].to_f, ARGV[1].to_f
>> RMagick:http://rmagick.rubyforge.org/
>
> Thank you very much Tim! Works perfectly.

Awww, you didn't say the final array didn't have to contain integers
:-)

David

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