JD. JD. - 3 months ago 19
C# Question

How to calculate the aspect ration from a floating point number

I am given a floating number such as 1.77720212936401 and I want to be able to calculate roughly what the aspect ratio is as a width:height string with width and height being small natural numbers.

JD

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I have come up with this, currently testing to see if it covers all areas:

static public string Ratio(float f)
{
bool carryon = true;
int index = 0;
double roundedUpValue = 0;
while (carryon)
{
index++;
float upper = index*f;

roundedUpValue = Math.Ceiling(upper);

if (roundedUpValue - upper <= (double) 0.1)
{
carryon = false;
}
}

return roundedUpValue + ":" + index;
}

Answer Source

Try multiplying it by small integers in a loop and check if the result is close to an integer.

double ar = 1.7777773452;
for (int n = 1; n < 20; ++n) {
    int m = (int)(ar * n + 0.5); // Mathematical rounding
    if (fabs(ar - (double)m/n) < 0.01) { /* The ratio is m:n */ }
}