# BigDecimal scaleByPowerOfTen() method in Java

The java.math.BigDecimal.scaleByPowerOfTen(int n) is an inbuilt method on java that returns a BigDecimal whose numerical value is equal to (this * 10n). The scale of the result is (this.scale() – n).

Syntax:

```public BigDecimal scaleByPowerOfTen(int n)
```

Parameters:
The method accepts a single parameter n of integer type which refers to the value by which BigDecimal object is multiplied to power of ten.

Return value:This method returns the BigDecimal object of value this * 10n.

Below program illustrates the above mentioned method:

Program 1:

 `// Java program to demonstrate the ` `// scaleByPowerOfTen() method ` ` `  `import` `java.math.*; ` ` `  `public` `class` `Gfg { ` ` `  `    ``public` `static` `void` `main(String[] args) ` `    ``{ ` ` `  `        ``// Assign two bigecimal objects ` `        ``BigDecimal b1 = ``new` `BigDecimal(``"754.000"``); ` `        ``BigDecimal b2 = ``new` `BigDecimal(``"75400"``); ` ` `  `        ``// Assign the result of method on b1, b2 ` `        ``// to BigDecimal objects b3, b4 ` `        ``BigDecimal b3 = b1.scaleByPowerOfTen(``4``); ` `        ``BigDecimal b4 = b2.scaleByPowerOfTen(-``4``); ` ` `  `        ``// Print b3, b4 values ` `        ``System.out.println(b1 + ``" raised to power is "` `+ b3); ` `        ``System.out.println(b2 + ``" raised to power is "` `+ b4); ` `    ``} ` `} `

Output:

```754.000 raised to power is 7.54000E+6
75400 raised to power is 7.5400
```

Program 2:

 `// Java program to demonstrate the ` `// scaleByPowerOfTen() method ` ` `  `import` `java.math.*; ` ` `  `public` `class` `Gfg { ` ` `  `    ``public` `static` `void` `main(String[] args) ` `    ``{ ` ` `  `        ``// Assign two bigecimal objects ` `        ``BigDecimal b1 = ``new` `BigDecimal(``"200"``); ` `        ``BigDecimal b2 = ``new` `BigDecimal(``"7540000000"``); ` ` `  `        ``// Assign the result of method on b1, b2 ` `        ``// to BigDecimal objects b3, b4 ` `        ``BigDecimal b3 = b1.scaleByPowerOfTen(``4``); ` `        ``BigDecimal b4 = b2.scaleByPowerOfTen(-``4``); ` ` `  `        ``// Print b3, b4 values ` `        ``System.out.println(b1 + ``" raised to power is "` `+ b3); ` `        ``System.out.println(b2 + ``" raised to power is "` `+ b4); ` `    ``} ` `} `

Output:

```200 raised to power is 2.00E+6
7540000000 raised to power is 754000.0000
```

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