Java.math.BigDecimal.divide() Method

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Description

The java.math.BigDecimal.divide(BigDecimal divisor) returns a BigDecimal whose value is (this / divisor), and whose preferred scale is (this.scale() - divisor.scale()).If the exact quotient cannot be represented (because it has a non-terminating decimal expansion) an ArithmeticException is thrown.

Declaration

Following is the declaration for java.math.BigDecimal.divide() method

public BigDecimal divide(BigDecimal divisor)

Parameters

  • divisor - value by which this BigDecimal is to be divided

Return Value

This method returns a BigDecimal object whose value is this / divisor

Exception

  • ArithmeticException - if the exact quotient does not have a terminating decimal expansion

Example

The following example shows the usage of math.BigDecimal.divide() method.

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.math.*;

public class BigDecimalDemo {

public static void main(String[] args) {

        // create 3 BigDecimal objects
        BigDecimal bg1, bg2, bg3;

        bg1 = new BigDecimal("45");
        bg2 = new BigDecimal("5");

        bg3 = bg1.divide(bg2); // divide bg1 with bg2

        String str = "Division result is " +bg3;

	// print bg3 value
	System.out.println( str );
    }
}

Let us compile and run the above program, this will produce the following result:

Division result is 9



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