### Float???Double???

I can't get my float to display decimals................What the hell! I know I'm passing a multi int's , but what the hell?

float averageValue(int a, int b, int x, int y, int z)
{float average;
average = ((a+b+x+y+z)/5);
cout.precision(2);
return average;
}
You didn't set the `ios::fixed` flag :
 ``12345678`` ``````float averageValue(int a, int b, int x, int y, int z) { float average; average = ( a + b + x + y + z ) / 5.0; cout.setf(ios::fixed); cout.precision(2); return average; }``````
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Just as a side note, you must divide by 5.0 and NOT by 5 to get the desired answer.
EDIT:
Reason: Since average is a float, the result of ( a + b + x + y + z ) / 5 will be converted to float only after the operations have been made. So, ( a + b + x + y + z ) will give an integer. And this integer when divided by 5, also gives an integer. So you lose the decimal part here. And remaining integer part is type-converted to float which will make anything after the decimal .00. Hope you get the idea.
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Thank you........It all makes sense now.
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