/ Division–binary

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 Division--binary                                (Mathematical)
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 Syntax

     <nNumber1> / <nNumber2>

 Type

     Numeric

 Operands

     <nNumber1> is the dividend of the division operation.

     <nNumber2> is the divisor of the division operation.

 Description

     The division operator (/) returns a numeric value from the division of
     <nNumber1> by <nNumber2>.

     Note:  Dividing <nNumber1> with zero value for <nNumber2> results in
     a runtime error.

 Examples

     .  This example shows division results to 16 decimal places,
        using different operands:

        SET DECIMALS TO 16
        ?  3 /  0            // Result: Runtime error
        ?  3 / -2            // Result: -1.500000000
        ? -3 /  2            // Result: -1.500000000
        ? -3 /  0            // Result: Runtime error
        ? -1 / -3            // Result: +0.333333333
        ? -2 /  3            // Result: -0.666666667
        ?  2 / -3            // Result: -0.666666667
        ?  1 / -3            // Result: -0.333333333

See Also: % * ** + – = (compound) SET DECIMALS SET FIXED

Multiplication–binary

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 Multiplication--binary                          (Mathematical)
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 Syntax

     <nNumber1> * <nNumber2>

 Type

     Numeric

 Operands

     <nNumber1> and <nNumber2> are the two numeric expressions to
     multiply.

 Description

     The multiplication operator (*) is a binary operator that returns a
     numeric value from its operation on <nNumber1> and <nNumber2>.

 Examples

     .  This example shows multiplication results using different
        operands:

        ?  3 *  0            // Result:  0
        ?  3 * -2            // Result: -6
        ? -3 *  2            // Result: -6
        ? -3 *  0            // Result:  0
        ? -1 *  3            // Result: -3
        ? -2 * -3            // Result:  6
        ?  2 * -3            // Result: -6
        ?  1 * -3            // Result: -3

See Also: % ** + – / = (compound) SET DECIMALS SET FIXED