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# Division problem

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Why does the code below print 1.0 if heading is 50? The real answer is 1.8

I'm trying to convert degrees to rad, tell me if there's a better way to do it than the one i use. Thx in advance

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If heading is an int, then the result of 180/50/2 will be truncated.

Looking at the source of Math class :

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for example

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Tomm Schuman
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O there was already a method which does that

I have had sin,cos,tan in school but I don't really know how to use them in programming. Could someone give me an example about how you calculate the X in the triangle below.

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Using a little bit of trigonometry, you can set up an equation:

Solving this for x, you get

You can convert this almost directly into Java using the Math class:

The Math class also provides methods for cosine, tangent, and other nifty mathematical functions. See the link provided above for the Javadocs for this class.

HTH

Layne
[ March 10, 2005: Message edited by: Layne Lund ]

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May be you like this Commons-Math Library.

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