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Floor division

Floor division is a normal division operation except that it returns the largest possible integer. This integer is either less than or equal to the normal division result.

Floor function is mathematically denoted by this ⌊ ⌋ symbol.

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Several programming languages have a specific built-in function or operator for calculating floor division.

  • floor() method is used in C++
  • Math.floor() is used in Java
  • // operator is used in Python
#include <iostream>
//include math library
#include <cmath>

using namespace std;

int main() {
  // floor() method is used.
  cout << "Floor of 36/5 is " << floor(36/5) << endl;  
  return 0;

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