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bcsub

(PHP 3, PHP 4, PHP 5)

bcsub -- Subtract one arbitrary precision number from another

Description

string bcsub ( string left_operand, string right_operand [, int scale] )

Subtracts the right_operand from the left_operand.

Parameters

left_operand

The left operand, as a string.

right_operand

The right operand, as a string.

scale

This optional parameter is used to set the number of digits after the decimal place in the result. You can also set the global default scale for all functions by using bcscale().

Return Values

The result of the substraction, as a string.

Examples

Example 1. bcsub() example

<?php

$a
= '1.234';
$b = '5';

echo
bcsub($a, $b);     // -3
echo bcsub($a, $b, 4);  // -3.7660

?>

See Also

bcadd()