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JavaScript JavaScript Basics (Retired) Working With Numbers Numbers and Strings

Zach Meissner
Zach Meissner
1,347 Points

How can I get parseFloat to only give a one or two decimal point answer?

When i add numbers like 3.4 + 2.1 it returns 5.5000000001 . Why does it give me so many decimal places? How can i get it to only return 5.5?

3 Answers

Dylan Macnab
Dylan Macnab
24,861 Points

Have you tried using the .toFixed() method? This method formats your number using a fixed point notation, so whatever number you call in the method will be the number of decimal places. Hope this helps

Clara Roldan
Clara Roldan
3,074 Points

If I'm not mistaken, .toFixed() usually returns a string, so you'd need to convert it to a number again...