# BigDecimal movePointRight() Method in Java

Prerequisite : BigDecimal Basics

The java.math.BigDecimal.movePointRight(int n) method is used to move the decimal point of the current BigDecimal by n places to the right.

• If n is non-negative, the call merely subtracts n from the scale.
• If n is negative, the call is equivalent to movePointLeft(-n).

The BigDecimal returned by this method has value (this × 10n) and scale max(this.scale()-n, 0).

Syntax:

`public BigDecimal movePointRight(int n)`

Parameter: The method takes one parameter n of integer type which refers to the number of places by which the decimal point is required to be moved towards the right.

Return Value: The method returns the same BigDecimal value with the decimal point moved n places to the right.

Exception: The method throws an ArithmeticException if the scale overflows.

Examples:

```Input: value = 2300.9856, rightshift = 3
Output: 2300985.6
Explanation:
After shifting the decimal point of 2300.9856 by 3 places to right,
2300985.6 is obtained.
Alternate way: 2300.9856*10^(3)=2300985.6

Input: value = 35001, rightshift = 2
Output: 3500100
```

Below program illustrate the movePointRight() method of BigDecimal:

 `// Program to demonstrate movePointRight() method of BigDecimal  ` ` `  `import` `java.math.*; ` ` `  `public` `class` `GFG { ` ` `  `    ``public` `static` `void` `main(String[] args) ` `    ``{ ` `        ``// Create BigDecimal object ` `        ``BigDecimal bigdecimal = ``new` `BigDecimal(``"2300.9856"``); ` ` `  `        ``// Create a int i for decimal right move distance ` `        ``int` `i = ``3``; ` ` `  `        ``// Call movePointRight() method on BigDecimal by shift i ` `        ``BigDecimal changedvalue = bigdecimal.movePointRight(i); ` ` `  `        ``String result = "After applying decimal move right ` `        ``by move Distance ``" + i + "` `on " + bigdecimal +  ` `        ``" New Value is "` `+ changedvalue; ` ` `  `        ``// Print result ` `        ``System.out.println(result); ` `    ``} ` `} `

Output:

```After applying decimal move right by move Distance 3 on 2300.9856 New Value is 2300985.6
```

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