Thanks Eddie, Actually while waiting for some re[lies, I resolved the problem.
I realized that '$elapsed' will always have only two digits before the decimal point. Thus I was able to use 'number_format($elapsed, 2);' and to give me the desired result. Thanks for the quick reply! Andre On October 11, 2009 08:50:11 pm Eddie Drapkin wrote: > On Fri, Jan 1, 2010 at 9:20 PM, Andre Dubuc <aajdu...@webhart.net> wrote: > > Hi, > > > > I need to extract the first digit after the decimal point from a number > > such as 28.56018, which should be '5'. > > > > I've tried a few methods to accomplish this. If I use 'ini_set' I would > > need to know the number of digits before the decimal (which, > > unfortunately, I would not have access to). > > > > Then I've tried: > > > > <?php > > > > $elapsed = 28.56018; > > > > $digit = round($elapsed, 1); // rounds result is '6' > > $digit = number_format($elapsed, 1); // still rounds result to '6' > > > > ?> > > > > What I need is only the first digit after the decimal -- all the rest > > could be 'chopped' or discarded but without rounding the first digit > > after the decimal point. > > > > Is there any way of doing this? > > > > I'm stumped. > > > > Tia, > > Andre > > > > -- > > PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) > > To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php > > Try sprintf with a format of %0.1f. -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php