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iOS Swift Basics (retired) Operators Binary Operators

I get an error message when I typ let areaInMeters = area / 10.764

Hi, I get an error message when I type let areaInMeters = area / 10.764

// Playground - noun: a place where people can play

import UIKit

var x = 1 + 2
let height = 12 // In Feet
let width = 10 // In Feet

let area = height * width

//  1 sq. meter = 1 sq. foot / 10.764
let areaInMeters = area / 10.764

4 Answers

William Li
William Li
Courses Plus Student 26,865 Points

Oh, right, that one, you have to do this

let areaInMeters = Double(area) / 10.764

Yeah, I know Amit Bijlani wrote it like this let areaInMeters = area / 10.764 during the video and Playground doesn't seem complaining. I don't have a answer as to why, but consider how new the Swift language is, maybe Apple implemented some new changes to the Swift on the newer version of Xcode.

I suggest this:

let height = 12.0 // Feet
let width  = 10.0 // Feet

let area = height * width
let areaInMeters = area / 10.764

But you can also produce the same result using this:

let height = 12 // Feet
let width  = 10 // Feet

let area = height * width
let areaInMeters = Double(area) / 10.764

Hi, I have checked again my codes. And I saw that I have wrote 12 instead of writing 12.0 .....

Thanks William for Help.