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How to get a decimal quotient in C(Turbo C)?

+6 votes
asked Sep 21, 2023 by Dave Vonn Bayeta (180 points)

2 Answers

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answered Sep 21, 2023 by Peter Minarik (88,520 points)

Consider the below code:

#include <stdio.h>

int main()
    int i = 3 / 2;
    float f = 3.0f / 2.0f;
    printf("integral division: 3 / 2 = %d\n", i);
    printf("floating point division: 3 / 2 = %f\n", f);

    return 0;

If you do an integral division, the result is also an integral number, i.e., no fractional parts. So 3 / 2 = 1, because all the fractional parts are ignored. 

If you want to keep the fractions, you need to use a floating point division and store the result in a floating point variable. Such types are float and double (double precision).

Floating point numeric literals have a fraction part, e.g. 1.0 is a floating point number while 1 is an integral number. To tell the compiler you want to work with the float type use the f suffix after the number, e.g.: 3.14f is a float numeric literal.

If you omit the f suffix, the type of the numeric literal is double. For instance, 3.14 is a double numeric literal.

I hope this clears things up.

Good luck!

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answered Nov 16, 2023 by Gulshan Negi (1,580 points)

Well, here is the complete program to get a decimal quotient in C. I hope it will help you. 

#include <stdio.h>

int main() {
    int numerator, denominator;
    // Input numerator and denominator
    printf("Enter numerator: ");
    scanf("%d", &numerator);
    printf("Enter denominator: ");
    scanf("%d", &denominator);
    // Check for division by zero
    if (denominator == 0) {
        printf("Error: Division by zero.\n");
    } else {
        // Use float or double for decimal quotient
        float result = (float)numerator / denominator;
        // Print the decimal quotient
        printf("Decimal Quotient: %f\n", result);
    return 0;


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