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FDIV

Divides two floating point numbers.

Synopsis

FDIV(num1,num2)

Arguments

num1 The dividend. An expression that resolves to a number or numeric string.
num2 The divisor. An expression that resolves to a non-zero number or numeric string.

Description

The FDIV function divides the value of num1 by num2, and returns the quotient. If a value is 0, a null string, or a non-numeric value, FDIV parses it as 0 (zero). If num1 is 0, FDIV returns a result of 0. If num2 is 0, FDIV generates a <DIVIDE> error.

You can perform the same operation using the Division operator (/). Refer to the Operators page of this manual.

Arithmetic Operations

  • To perform arithmetic operations on floating point numbers, use the FADD, FSUB, FMUL, and FDIV functions, or use the standard arithmetic operators.

  • To perform arithmetic operations on numeric strings, use the SADD, SSUB, SMUL, and SDIV functions.

  • To perform integer division, use the DIV function. To perform modulo division, use the MOD function.

  • To perform arithmetic operations on corresponding elements of dynamic arrays, use the ADDS, SUBS, MULS, DIVS, and MODS functions.

  • To perform numeric comparison operations, use the SCMP function, or use the standard comparison operators.

Examples

The following example uses the FDIV and the DIV functions to divide the same two floating point numbers:

a=11.95
b=10.25
PRINT FDIV(a,b);  ! returns 1.165853658536585366
PRINT DIV(a,b);   ! returns 1
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