contract MyContract {
  uint public priceUSD = 1.70 * 10**8; // USD
  uint public priceEth;


  function setPrice(uint newPriceUSD) external ownerOnly() returns(uint, uint) {
    uint priceUSDInt = newPriceUSD * 10**8;
    // make a small number like 2 equal 200,000,000.

    I'm hard coding the price here just to debug it
    but eventually, I'd be calling Chainlink 
    like this...
    (int price,) = getLatestPrice();

    int price = 132556000000;

    // this like evaluates to 
    // 150879.62823259603
    // I'm attempting to set it to the state variable priceEth
    priceEth = priceUSDInt / uint(price) * 10**8;

    // storing the number to state variable
    priceUSD = txtPriceUSDInt;

    // return both new prices
    return (newTxtPriceUSD, priceEth);

  function getLatestPrice() public view returns (int, uint8) {
      ,int price,,,
    ) = priceFeed.latestRoundData(); // Chainlink call

    uint8 decimals = priceFeed.decimals();
    return (price, decimals);


Whenever setPrice() is called with e.g. setPrice(2), the intention is to set a new price in USD and in Eth. But I can't seem to ever set priceEth. It's always 0.

I'm really new to fixed-point math. It could be I'm doing something totally wrong here. But, when I use the Remix debugger and type of the result of txtPriceUSDInt / uint(price) * 10**8; I get a non zero number. But when I check the value of priceEth, it's always 0.

I'm not sure I'm doing something wrong with fixed-point arithmetic or something else. If anyone has any pointers?

  • What is setTxtPrice??? – goodvibration Jan 10 at 8:09
  • Plus, you obviously seem to be missing the fact that division in solidity is integer-division, meaning that if x < y then x / y == 0. – goodvibration Jan 10 at 8:12
  • "I'm not sure I'm doing something wrong with fixed-point arithmetic" - in fixed-point arithmetic, 2 / 132556000000 == 0. – goodvibration Jan 10 at 8:38
  • Oops. It's suppose to be setPrice. I changed it. And yes, still figuring out solidity-math hence why I asked the question :) – GN. Jan 10 at 9:43
  • You seem to be aware of the term 'fixed-point', so where exactly is the problem? Do you understand what integer-division means? – goodvibration Jan 10 at 9:45

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