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Ok, I know this is a silly question, but when I execute this code, it returns 1.00; however 3/2 really should be 1.50. What am I doing wrong here?

select cast (3/2 as decimal (5,2)) as 'test'
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You're dividing an integer by an integer, which will return an integer (no decimal places), then the conversion to decimal takes place. Try:-

select cast (3/2.0 as decimal (5,2)) as 'test'

and you get 1.5

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oh I see, that makes sense.
Thank you so much, I learned something new today!!
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