# Python | Decimal as_integer_ratio() method

• Last Updated : 05 Sep, 2019

Decimal#as_integer_ratio() : as_integer_ratio() is a Decimal class method which returns the exponent after shifting out the coefficientâ€™s rightmost digits until only the lead digit remains : as a pair (n, d)

Syntax: Decimal.as_integer_ratio()

Parameter: Decimal values

Return: the exponent after shifting out the coefficientâ€™s rightmost digits until only the lead digit remains : as a pair (n, d)

Code #1 : Example for as_integer_ratio() method

 `# Python Program explaining ``# as_integer_ratio() method`` ` `# loading decimal library``from` `decimal ``import` `*`` ` ` ` `# Initializing a decimal value``a ``=` `Decimal(``-``1``)`` ` `b ``=` `Decimal(``'0.142857'``)`` ` `# printing Decimal values``print` `(``"Decimal value a : "``, a)``print` `(``"Decimal value b : "``, b)`` ` ` ` `# Using Decimal.as_integer_ratio() method``print` `(``"\n\nDecimal a with as_integer_ratio() method : "``, a.as_integer_ratio())`` ` `print` `(``"Decimal b with as_integer_ratio() method : "``, b.as_integer_ratio())`

Output :

```Decimal value a :  -1
Decimal value b :  0.142857

Decimal a with as_integer_ratio() method :  (-1, 1)
Decimal b with as_integer_ratio() method :  (142857, 1000000)

```

Code #2 : Example for as_integer_ratio() method

 `# Python Program explaining ``# as_integer_ratio() method`` ` `# loading decimal library``from` `decimal ``import` `*`` ` ` ` `# Initializing a decimal value``a ``=` `Decimal(``'-3.14'``)`` ` `b ``=` `Decimal(``'321e + 5'``)`` ` `# printing Decimal values``print` `(``"Decimal value a : "``, a)``print` `(``"Decimal value b : "``, b)`` ` ` ` `# Using Decimal.as_integer_ratio() method``print` `(``"\n\nDecimal a with as_integer_ratio() method : "``, a.as_integer_ratio())`` ` `print` `(``"Decimal b with as_integer_ratio() method : "``, b.as_integer_ratio())`

Output :

```Decimal value a :  -3.14
Decimal value b :  3.21E+7

Decimal a with as_integer_ratio() method :  (-157, 50)
Decimal b with as_integer_ratio() method :  (32100000, 1)
```

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