# Select specific digits of a number

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Dimitris on 24 Jan 2013
Commented: Rafael Rodríguez on 30 Apr 2021
How can I select specific parts of a number?
For example if we have x=953, I want to select specifically the first digit (or the last two) and save it in another variable, so the outcome would be y=9 (or y=53)
Thanks
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### Accepted Answer

Evgeny Pr on 24 Jan 2013
x = 953
d = 100
r = mod(x, d) % 53
y = (x - r) / d % y = 9
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Azzi Abdelmalek on 24 Jan 2013
x=953
y=num2str(x)
out=str2num(y(1))
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Rafael Rodríguez on 30 Apr 2021
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Thorsten on 24 Jan 2013
x = 953;
s = num2str(x);
y1 = sscanf(s(1), '%d')
y2 = sscanf(s(2:end), '%d')
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Petorr on 12 Apr 2019
c = 123.45
for d = [0.01 0.1 1 10 100]
round( (mod(c,10*d)-mod(c,d))/d )
end
[round() is needed because of binary precision]
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