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Divide two numbers, output the result

Description

/ takes any two given numbers, divides them (according to the specified divisor assignment), and then outputs the result.

Arguments

Name Type Opt Description
initial-divisor int or float opt Sets an initial value for the divisor. If there is no argument, the divisor is set to 1 initially. A float argument causes the numbers to be divided as floats. (Division by 0 is not allowed. Int division by 0 will have the same result as dividing by 1. Float division by 0 will always cause an output of -2 31 .)

Messages

bang In left inlet: Performs the division with the numbers currently stored.
int input [int]
In left inlet: The number is divided by the number in the right inlet, and the result is sent out the outlet.
  (inlet1) divisor [int]
In right inlet: The number is stored as the divisor (the number to be divided into the number in the left inlet).
float input [float]
Converted to int, unless / has a float argument.
set input [int]
Sets the number to be divided without causing output (bang will output it).
list input and divisor [list]
In left inlet: The first number is divided by the second number, and the result is sent out the outlet.

Information for box attributes common to all objects

Output

float: Only if there is an argument with a decimal point.
int: The two numbers in the inlets are divided, and the result is sent out the outlet.

Examples

Remainder is discarded.......... Floats are truncated before division........... ......unless there is a float argument

See Also

Name Description
!/ Division object (inlets reversed)
expr Evaluate a mathematical expression
% Divide two numbers, output the remainder
Max Basic Tutorial 6: Simple Math in Max Max Basic Tutorial 6: Simple Math in Max