# Percentage Value

How can I print a percentage value? Like, I have two integers, small_number and big_number. And I want to print “… “,small_number/big_number*100,” % …”, whole number only. Thanks!!

100 * small_number / big_number

Jeez… I stopped thinking about simple solutions when I read “Inform numbers are normally whole numbers in the range 32,768 to 32,767. Special programming is needed to represent larger numbers or fractions.” in the manual. But yeah, no fractions necessary. Thanks!

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Expressions are evaluated from left to right. The interpreter doesn’t ever handle decimals, not even in intermediate results. So with the way you wrote it - let’s say small_number is 20 and big_number is 50:

20 / 50 = 0
0 * 100 = 0

As we change the order:

100 * 20 = 2000
2000 / 50 = 40

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Note that with that method small_number can be at most 327 and the result is rounded down.

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For small_number between 328 and 3276 you can use (small_number*10)/(large_number/10) which gives near-perfect results for big_number >1000

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