"Tom Sawyer" <transami / transami.net> wrote in message
>
> puts "#{1210 / 100}" --> 12
>
> why isn't the answer 12.1?

Try:

puts "#{1210.0 / 100}"  # => 12.1
                    ^^
Without this  .0 , Ruby takes it as integer division...

> i was getting ticked at javascript for producing poor arithmetic results
but
> this is nuts!

Relax ;-)