# IB Statements/int

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**INT function**
**Syntax:** INT(numeric-argument)
**Discussion:**The INT function returns the integer portion of a numeric-argument. The value returned by the INT function is always a whole number (integer) and always carries the same sign as the numeric-argument.

The numeric-argument may be a numeric constant, a single-element numeric variable, a numeric array element, a numeric expression, or a numeric function.

The intermediate result of the INT function is stored in a numeric accumulator with a length and precision of 16.0. If this intermediate result is then moved to a receiving numeric variable, its precision is automatically adjusted to the defined precision of that variable.

Also see FPT.

Example: A = INT(B)

In the above example, the integer portion of numeric variable B is moved to numeric variable A. For example, if B equals 27.43, then A equals 27.