Dave - 6 months ago 71

C Question

I was curious to know how I can round a number to the nearest ~~tenth~~ whole number. For instance, if I had:

`int a = 59 / 4;`

which would be 14.75 calculated in floating point; how can I store the number as 15 in "a"?

Answer

```
int a = 59.0f / 4.0f + 0.5f;
```

This only works when assigning to an int as it discards anything after the '.'

**Edit:**
This solution will only work in the simplest of cases. A more robust solution would be:

```
unsigned int round_div(unsigned int dividend, unsigned int divisor)
{
return (dividend + (divisor / 2)) / divisor;
}
```