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* Divisor can be any literal or variable numerical type. Cannot be a zero value or a [[ERROR Codes|"Division by zero" error]] will occur! | * Divisor can be any literal or variable numerical type. Cannot be a zero value or a [[ERROR Codes|"Division by zero" error]] will occur! | ||

* Return values can be any literal or variable numerical type, but [[SINGLE]] or [[DOUBLE]] type decimal point returns are likely. | * Return values can be any literal or variable numerical type, but [[SINGLE]] or [[DOUBLE]] type decimal point returns are likely. | ||

* Values returned may be expressed using exponential or [[Scientific notation]] using '''E''' for SINGLE or '''D''' for DOUBLE precision. | |||

* Use the [[\]] integer division operator to guarantee [[INTEGER]] or [[LONG]] return values. | * Use the [[\]] integer division operator to guarantee [[INTEGER]] or [[LONG]] return values. | ||

* Division and multiplication operations are performed before addition and subtraction in Qbasic's order of operations. | * Division and multiplication operations are performed before addition and subtraction in Qbasic's order of operations. |

## Revision as of 20:33, 11 November 2010

The **/** mathematical operator performs decimal point division on a numerical value.

*Syntax:* return_value = number / divisor

## Description

- Number value can be any literal or variable numerical type.
- Divisor can be any literal or variable numerical type. Cannot be a zero value or a "Division by zero" error will occur!
- Return values can be any literal or variable numerical type, but SINGLE or DOUBLE type decimal point returns are likely.
- Values returned may be expressed using exponential or Scientific notation using
**E**for SINGLE or**D**for DOUBLE precision. - Use the \ integer division operator to guarantee INTEGER or LONG return values.
- Division and multiplication operations are performed before addition and subtraction in Qbasic's order of operations.

*See also:*

MOD, \ (integer division operator)

*Navigation:*