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# JavaScript - Math.floor() method example

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The `Math.floor()` function returns an integer value that is smaller than or equal to the argument - the result of round down operation.

``````// ONLINE-RUNNER:browser;

console.log( Math.floor(  5     ) ); //  5

console.log( Math.floor(  2.49  ) ); //  2
console.log( Math.floor(  2.50  ) ); //  2
console.log( Math.floor(  2.51  ) ); //  2

console.log( Math.floor( -2.49  ) ); // -3
console.log( Math.floor( -2.50  ) ); // -3
console.log( Math.floor( -2.51  ) ); // -3

console.log( Math.floor(  0.999 ) ); //  0
console.log( Math.floor(  1.001 ) ); //  1
console.log( Math.floor( -1.001 ) ); // -2``````

## 1. Documentation

 Syntax `Math.floor(number)` Parameters `number` - integer or float number value (primitive value). Result Rounded down `number` value (primitive value). If `number` value is equal to `NaN` it returns `NaN`. If `number` value is equal to `-Infinity` it returns `-Infinity`. If `number` value is equal to `+Infinity` it returns `+Infinity`. Description `floor` is a static method that takes only one parameter and returns a rounded-down value.

## 2. Rounding with precision down-to `n` places example

``````// ONLINE-RUNNER:browser;

function floorPrecised(number, precision) {
var power = Math.pow(10, precision);

return Math.floor(number * power) / power;
}

// Example:

console.log( floorPrecised(     5  ,  0 ) ); // 5
console.log( floorPrecised(     5. ,  0 ) ); // 5
console.log( floorPrecised(      .5,  0 ) ); // 0

console.log( floorPrecised(  1.1234,  0 ) ); // 1
console.log( floorPrecised(  1.1234,  1 ) ); // 1.1
console.log( floorPrecised(  1.1235,  2 ) ); // 1.12
console.log( floorPrecised(  1.1235,  3 ) ); // 1.123

console.log( floorPrecised( -1.1234,  0 ) ); // -2
console.log( floorPrecised( -1.1234,  1 ) ); // -1.2
console.log( floorPrecised( -1.1234,  2 ) ); // -1.13
console.log( floorPrecised( -1.1234,  3 ) ); // -1.124

console.log( floorPrecised(    1234, -1 ) ); // 1230
console.log( floorPrecised(    1234, -2 ) ); // 1200
console.log( floorPrecised(    1234, -3 ) ); // 1000

console.log( floorPrecised(  5_000.000_001,  0 ) ); // 5000
console.log( floorPrecised(  5_000.000_001,  6 ) ); // 5000.000001
console.log( floorPrecised(  5_000.000_001, -3 ) ); // 5000``````

## References

1. Floor and ceiling functions - Wikipedia

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