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1. Why does (360 / 24) / 60 = 0 ... in Java    stackoverflow.com

I am trying to compute (360 / 24) / 60 I keep getting the answer 0.0 when I should get 0.25 In words: I want to divide 360 by 24 and then ...

2. Why does this simple division between 2 floats not work with java?    stackoverflow.com

System.out.println((float)( (float)26.55 / (float)3.0 ));
etc. returns the result 8.849999. not 8.85 as it should. Can anyone explain this or should we all avoid using floats?

3. What's wrong with this division?    stackoverflow.com

Here's the code:

class testsum
    public static void main(String arg[]) 
        double sum=0; 

4. Java float division precision    stackoverflow.com

I have a very simple division in Java (it's a product quantity / production per hour), however whenever I make this division I get strange errors:

float res = quantity / standard;
I ...

5. Float numbers division    coderanch.com

When you divide a byte, char, short, int or long by 0, integer division is used, and that does not allow dividing by 0. When you divide a byte, char, short, int or long by 0.0 (which is a double), double division is used, and that does allow dividing by 0. With all arithmetic operators in Java, the result has the ...

6. floating point division in java    forums.oracle.com

7. how to make floating point division    forums.oracle.com

I have tried many alternatives but i couldnt make any single floating point number printed to a page... I am compiling the servlet with eclipse 3.2 without any error but the jsp page says java.lang.NoSuchFieldError: floatnumber even i have that variable... i have tried double,float but both of them makes the error above...but i can print long as well. can anyone ...