Java.math.BigDecimal.negate() Method

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Description

The java.math.BigDecimal.negate(MathContext mc) returns a BigDecimal whose value is (-this), with rounding according to the context settings.

Declaration

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

public BigDecimal negate(MathContext mc)

Parameters

  • mc - the context to use

Return Value

This method returns the negated value of the object i.e - this, rounded as necessary.

Exception

  • ArithmeticException - if the result is inexact but the rounding mode is UNNECESSARY

Example

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

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.math.*;

public class BigDecimalDemo {

   public static void main(String[] args) {

      // create 2 BigDecimal objects
      BigDecimal bg1, bg2;

      MathContext mc = new MathContext(4);// 4 precision

      // assign value to bg1
      bg1 = new BigDecimal("40.1264");

      // assign negate value of bg1 to bg2 using mc
      bg2 = bg1.negate(mc);

      String str = "Negated value, rounded to 2 precision is " +bg2;

      // print bg2 value
      System.out.println( str );
   }
}

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

Negated value, rounded to 2 precision is -40.13



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