CD-RUM - 4 months ago 78

Ruby Question

I've got this method:

`def progress_percentage`

(progress_index / positive_statuses.size) * 100

end

It's returning

`0`

`38.46`

`@lead.progress_index # this is 5`

@lead.positive_statuses.size # this is 13

@lead.progress_percentage # this is 0?

The first two values have been confirmed. What is going on? Edit: confirmed in the view here.

Answer

Welcome to integer math. In Ruby (like many languages) an integer divided by an integer returns an integer. In your case, 5 / 13 returns 0. If either your numerator or denominator is converted to a float before you run this operation, you will get a float in return, and the expected answer will result.

You can convert to a float using `to_f`

. So `(progress_index.to_f / positive_statuses.size) * 100`

should work.