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How to set Precision for Double values in Java?
  • Last Updated : 17 Jan, 2020

Given a double value val, the task is to set its precision value to a specific decimal places. 

Examples: 
 

Input: val = 1 
Output: 1.0000
Upto 4 decimal places

Input : 12.5
Output : 12.500000
Upto 6 decimal places
 

 

Approach: Using String.format() 



We can use String.format() method to format the decimal number to some specific format.

Syntax:

String.format("%.Df", decimalValue);

where D is the number required number of Decimal places.

 

Below is the implementation of the above approach:

 

Java




import java.io.*;
import java.lang.*;
  
class GFG {
  public static void main(String[] args) {
  
    double a = 0.9;
  
    // Setting the precision to 20 places
    System.out.println(
      String.format("%.20f", a));
  
    double b = 1;
  
    // Setting the precision to 5 places
    System.out.println(
      String.format("%.5f", b));
  }
}
Output: 
0.99999999999999990000
1.00000

 

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