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BigDecimal floatValue() Method in Java with Examples
  • Last Updated : 27 May, 2019

The java.math.BigDecimal.floatValue() converts this BigDecimal to a float. If this BigDecimal has too great magnitude to represent as a float, it will be converted to Float.NEGATIVE_INFINITY or Float.POSITIVE_INFINITY as appropriate. Note that even when the return value is finite, this conversion can lose information about the precision of the BigDecimal value.

Syntax:

public float floatValue()

Parameters: This function accepts no parameter.

Returns: The method returns a float value which represents float value for this BigDecimal.

Examples:



Input: BigDecimal1 = 1234
Output: 1234.0

Input: BigDecimal1 = 21545135451354545
Output: 2.15451365E16
Explanation: 
BigInteger1.floatValue() = 2.15451365E16. 
This BigDecimal is too big 
for a magnitude to represent as a float 
then it will be converted to 
Float.NEGATIVE_INFINITY or 
Float.POSITIVE_INFINITY as appropriate.

Below programs illustrate floatValue() method of BigDecimal class:

Example 1:




// Java program to demonstrate
// floatValue() method of BigDecimal
  
import java.math.BigDecimal;
  
public class GFG {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        // For user input
        // Use Scanner or BufferedReader
  
        // Object of String created
        // Holds the value
        String input1
            = "545456468445645468464645";
  
        // Convert the string input to BigDecimal
        BigDecimal a
            = new BigDecimal(input1);
  
        // Using floatValue() method
        float f = a.floatValue();
  
        // Display the result
        System.out.println(f);
    }
}
Output:
5.4545646E23

Example 2:




// Java program to demonstrate
// floatValue() method of BigDecimal
  
import java.math.BigDecimal;
  
public class GFG {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        // For user input
        // Use Scanner or BufferedReader
  
        // Object of String created
        // Holds the value
        String input1
            = "984522";
  
        // Convert the string input to BigDecimal
        BigDecimal a
            = new BigDecimal(input1);
  
        // Using floatValue() method
        float f = a.floatValue();
  
        // Display the result
        System.out.println(f);
    }
}
Output:
984522.0

References: https://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/api/java/math/BigDecimal.html#floatValue()

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