Thread: floating number/percentage outputiing issue

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    floating number/percentage outputiing issue

    i cant figure out how to display the damn floating number that represents percentage.

    #include <iostream>
    using namespace std;
    int main()
        const int theNumber = 8888;
        float percentage;
        for(int n = 0; n <= theNumber; n++)
            percentage = (n / theNumber * 100);
            cout<<percentage<<" - "<<n<<"-> I'll be an excellent programmer."<<endl;

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    What is your output on what you have?

    If the precision is the problem look here

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    percentage = (n / theNumber * 100);
    This is performing integer math, not floating-point math.
    If I did your homework for you, then you might pass your class without learning how to write a program like this. Then you might graduate and get your degree without learning how to write a program like this. You might become a professional programmer without knowing how to write a program like this. Someday you might work on a project with me without knowing how to write a program like this. Then I would have to do you serious bodily harm. - Jack Klein

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    Oct 2007
    Inside my computer
    If the result is less than 100%, then the decimals would be chopped off and you get 0, multiply it by 100 which is still 0.
    You need to change one of the sides to a float or double.
    For example:
    percentage = (n * 1.0f / theNumber * 100);
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    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

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