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Ruby | Numeric coerce() function

  • Last Updated : 19 Jan, 2021

The coerce() is an inbuilt method in Ruby returns an array containing two numbers containing two float numbers. 

Syntax: num1.coerce(num2)

Parameters: The function needs a number and ndigits to which the precision of decimal digits is kept. In case no ndigits is passed it takes 0 to be the default value. 

Return Value: It returns the smallest number which is greater than or equal to the given number by keeping a precision of n digits of the decimal part.

Example 1



Ruby




# Ruby program for coerce() method in Numeric
 
# Initialize a number
num1 = 1.7
num2 = 1.2
 
# Function used
arr = num1.coerce(num2)
 
# Prints coerce() of num
puts arr

Output

1.7
1.2

Example 2

Ruby




# Ruby program for ceil() method in Numeric
 
# Initialize a number
num1 = 2.8
num2 = 0.7
 
# Function used
arr = num1.coerce(num2)
 
# Prints coerce() of num
puts arr

Output

0.7
2.8

 

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