BigInteger.Divide Method (BigInteger, BigInteger)

 

Divides one BigInteger value by another and returns the result.

Namespace:   System.Numerics
Assembly:  System.Numerics (in System.Numerics.dll)

Public Shared Function Divide (
	dividend As BigInteger,
	divisor As BigInteger
) As BigInteger

Parameters

dividend
Type: System.Numerics.BigInteger

The value to be divided.

divisor
Type: System.Numerics.BigInteger

The value to divide by.

Return Value

Type: System.Numerics.BigInteger

The quotient of the division.

Exception Condition
DivideByZeroException

divisor is 0 (zero).

The Divide method performs integer division; any remainder that results from the division is discarded. To perform integer division while preserving the remainder, call the DivRem method. To retrieve only the remainder, call the Remainder method.

The Divide method can be used by languages that do not support operator overloading. Its behavior is identical to division using the division operator.

The following example creates an array of BigInteger values. It then uses each element as the quotient in a division operation that uses the Divide method, the division operator (/), and the DivRem method.

Imports System.Numerics

Module Example
   Public Sub Main()
      Dim divisor As BigInteger = BigInteger.Pow(Int64.MaxValue, 2)

      Dim dividends() As BigInteger = { BigInteger.Multiply(CType(Single.MaxValue, BigInteger), 2), 
                                        BigInteger.Parse("90612345123875509091827560007100099"), 
                                        BigInteger.One, 
                                        BigInteger.Multiply(Int32.MaxValue, Int64.MaxValue),
                                        divisor + BigInteger.One }

      ' Divide each dividend by divisor in three different ways.
      For Each dividend As BigInteger In dividends
         Dim quotient As BigInteger
         Dim remainder As BigInteger = 0

         ' Divide using division operator.
         Console.WriteLine("Dividend: {0:N0}", dividend)
         Console.WriteLine("Divisor:  {0:N0}", divisor)
         Console.WriteLine("Results:")
         Console.WriteLine("   Using Divide method:     {0:N0}", 
                           BigInteger.Divide(dividend, divisor))
         Console.WriteLine("   Using Division operator: {0:N0}", 
                           dividend / divisor)
         quotient = BigInteger.DivRem(dividend, divisor, remainder)
         Console.WriteLine("   Using DivRem method:     {0:N0}, remainder {1:N0}", 
                           quotient, remainder)

         Console.WriteLine()         
      Next                                        
   End Sub
End Module
' The example displays the following output:
'    Dividend: 680,564,693,277,057,719,623,408,366,969,033,850,880
'    Divisor:  85,070,591,730,234,615,847,396,907,784,232,501,249
'    Results:
'       Using Divide method:     7
'       Using Division operator: 7
'       Using DivRem method:     7, remainder 85,070,551,165,415,408,691,630,012,479,406,342,137
'    
'    Dividend: 90,612,345,123,875,509,091,827,560,007,100,099
'    Divisor:  85,070,591,730,234,615,847,396,907,784,232,501,249
'    Results:
'       Using Divide method:     0
'       Using Division operator: 0
'       Using DivRem method:     0, remainder 90,612,345,123,875,509,091,827,560,007,100,099
'    
'    Dividend: 1
'    Divisor:  85,070,591,730,234,615,847,396,907,784,232,501,249
'    Results:
'       Using Divide method:     0
'       Using Division operator: 0
'       Using DivRem method:     0, remainder 1
'    
'    Dividend: 19,807,040,619,342,712,359,383,728,129
'    Divisor:  85,070,591,730,234,615,847,396,907,784,232,501,249
'    Results:
'       Using Divide method:     0
'       Using Division operator: 0
'       Using DivRem method:     0, remainder 19,807,040,619,342,712,359,383,728,129
'    
'    Dividend: 85,070,591,730,234,615,847,396,907,784,232,501,250
'    Divisor:  85,070,591,730,234,615,847,396,907,784,232,501,249
'    Results:
'       Using Divide method:     1
'       Using Division operator: 1
'       Using DivRem method:     1, remainder 1

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 4.0
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 4.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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