How to make the division of 2 ints produce a float instead of another int?

Just cast one of the two operands to a float first.

The cast has higher precedence than the division, so happens before the division.

The other operand will be effectively automatically cast to a float by the compiler because the rules say that if either operand is of floating point type then the operation will be a floating point operation, even if the other operand is integral. Java Language Specification, §4.2.4 and §15.17

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