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Ruby | BigDecimal < value
  • Last Updated : 07 Jan, 2020

BigDecimal#<() : <() is a BigDecimal class method which compares two BigDecimal values.

Syntax:  BigDecimal.<()

Parameter:  BigDecimal values

Return:  True - if a < b, otherwise false

Code #1 : Example for <() method




# Ruby code for BigDecimal.<() method
  
# loading BigDecimal
require 'bigdecimal'
  
# declaring BigDecimal
a = 42.1**13
  
# declaring BigDecimal
b = -BigDecimal("10")
  
# declaring BigDecimal
c = -(22 ** 7.1) * 10
  
# false - as a>b
puts "BigDecimal a < b : #{a<b}\n\n"
  
# false - as b>c
puts "BigDecimal b < c : #{b<c}\n\n"
  
# true as a>c
puts "BigDecimal a < c : #{c<a}\n\n"

Output :

BigDecimal a < b : false

BigDecimal b < c : false

BigDecimal a < c : true

Code #2 : Example for <() method




# Ruby code for BigDecimal.<() method
  
# Loading BigDecimal
require 'bigdecimal'
  
# declaring BigDecimal
a = 12**12 - 27
  
# declaring BigDecimal
b = BigDecimal('10')-(22 ** 7.1) ** 10
  
# declaring BigDecimal
c = BigDecimal('-3')
  
# false as a>b
puts "BigDecimal a < b : #{a<b}\n\n"
  
# true as b<c
puts "BigDecimal b < c : #{b<c}\n\n"

Output :

BigDecimal a < b : false

BigDecimal b < c : true



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