Re: greatest multiple algorithm

Bronson <pshemu@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

i'm looking for a fast way to find greatest multiple of a, which is
smaller than b.
Recently i've used b-b%a, but maybe it could be done faster.

Any ideas?


If a is known in advance and within certain ranges, that's
two operations.

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