On Thu, 19 Feb 2009 03:14:44 -0800 (PST), etantonio
< XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote, quoted or indirectly quoted someone
who said :
If you want a precise answer use int or long.
If the answer is too fat to fit in a long use BigInteger or BigDecimal
If the answer is a measurement of a physical quantity, use a double or
float depending on the accuracy required. It equivalent to scientific
notation, allowing very large or very small numbers with only about 15
in your particular case 58 * 1,4536366 = 843,109,228
The biggest possible int is 2,147,483,647, so you can handle this with
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