C# uses five mathematical operators, four for standard calculations and one to return the remainder when dividing integers. The following sections consider the use of these operators.

C# offers operators for simple arithmetic: the
addition (`+`

),
subtraction (`-`

),
multiplication (`*`

),
and
division (`/`

)
operators work as you might expect, with the possible exception of
integer division.

When you divide two integers, C# divides like a child in the fourth
grade: it throws away any fractional remainder. Thus, dividing 17 by
4 returns a value of 4 (`17/4 = 4`

, with C#
discarding the remainder of 1).

This limitation is specific to integer division. If you do not want
the fractional part thrown away, you can use one of the types that
support decimal values, such as float and double. Division between
two floats (using the `/`

operator) returns a
fractional answer. Integer and
fractional division is illustrated in
Example 7-1.

Example 7-1. Integer and float division

using System; public class Tester { public static void Main() { int smallInt = 5; int largeInt = 12; int intQuotient; intQuotient = largeInt / smallInt; Console.WriteLine("Dividing integers. {0} / {1} = {2}", largeInt, smallInt, intQuotient); float smallFloat = 5; float largeFloat = 12; float FloatQuotient; FloatQuotient = largeFloat / smallFloat; Console.WriteLine("Dividing floats. {0} / {1} = {2}", largeFloat, smallFloat, FloatQuotient); } }Output:Dividing ...

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