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Free article on BigDecimal arithmetic

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Bookmark and Share Download a free article from Murach Books on how to use the BigDecimal class to handle decimal values in business applications. The BigDecimal class helps Java programmers deal with problems that can arise from manipulating and rounding floating-point numbers (double data type) because floating-point numbers can't represent all decimal numbers with complete accuracy. So this excerpt from chapter 3 of Murach's Beginning Java 2, JDK 5 shows how to use BigDecimal arithmetic and the RoundingMode enumeration to ensure accurate decimal results in business applications.
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