Simplest way to get 2 digits from an integer...

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg110930] Simplest way to get 2 digits from an integer...*From*: Murta <rodrigomurtax at gmail.com>*Date*: Mon, 12 Jul 2010 01:04:44 -0400 (EDT)

Hello All I would like to find a simplest code to take the first n digits os a integer. Here are two examples (not simple) to take the first 2 digits os the number a: 1) a = 1234; ToExpression@StringTake[ToString[a], 2] 12 2) a = 1234; FromDigits@Take[IntegerDigits[a],2] 12 ------- In Excel, I just use Left(a,2)*1 (multiply by 1 to get a number, instead of text) There is one simplest way in Mathematica!? thanks in advance Rodrigo Murta