# Java.math.BigDecimal.divide() Method

## Description

The java.math.BigDecimal.divide(BigDecimal divisor, int roundingMode) returns a BigDecimal whose value is (this / divisor), and whose scale is this.scale(). If rounding must be performed to generate a result with the given scale, the specified rounding mode is applied.

## Declaration

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

```public BigDecimal divide(BigDecimal divisor, int roundingMode)
```

## Parameters

• divisor − Value by which this BigDecimal is to be divided.

• roundingMode − Rounding mode to apply.

## Return Value

This method returns a BigDecimal object whose value is this / divisor, rounded as specified.

## Exception

• ArithmeticException − If divisor == 0, or roundingMode == ROUND_UNNECESSARY and this.scale() is insufficient to represent the result of the division exactly.

• IllegalArgumentException − If roundingMode does not represent a valid rounding mode.

## 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("16");
bg2 = new BigDecimal("3");

// divide bg1 with bg2
// 0 specifies BigDecimal.ROUND_UP
bg3 = bg1.divide(bg2, 0);

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 6
```
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