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Division Revision

  1. Jun 4, 2005 #1
    Guys I need a fast algorithm to perform division with a remainder. It has to be very fast though...
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Jun 4, 2005 #2
    Something like, x/y could be done like: (where x and y are numbers)

    [Int(x/y)]

    Then the remainder is: [y*Frac(x/y)]

    That'll be pretty much instant (if you wanna do it on a computer or something)


    If you want to do it with a calculator then just do:

    x/y but disregard the decimals

    Then to work out the remainder just do:

    x/y but disregard the integer before the decimals then multiply them by y


    If you want to do it without a calculator then just do it the old fasioned way :)
     
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2005
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