How to Remove Trailing Zeros After Decimal in Javascript

In this tutorial, you will learn how to remove trailing zeros after decimal in javascript. In a decimal number, the whole number part and the fractional part are separated by a decimal point. For example, 3.3500 is a decimal number where 3 is the whole number and 3500 is the decimal part. As you can see, it also contains unnecessary trailing zeros.

To get rid of unnecessary trailing zeros in the decimal number, we can make use of the Number() method. It works with string as well as number types.

In the following example, we have an input field in which we will enter a random decimal number. Upon click of a button, we will remove the trailing zeros and display the decimal number on the screen.  Please have a look over the code example and the steps given below.


  • We have 4 elements in the HTML file (div, input, button, and h1). The div element is just a wrapper for the rest of the elements.
  • The innerText for the button element is “Get” and for the h1 element, it is “Result”.
  • We have done some basic styling using CSS and added the link to our style.css stylesheet inside the head element.
  • We have also included our javascript file script.js with a script tag at the bottom.
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

  <meta charset="UTF-8">
  <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
  <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="ie=edge">
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">


  <div class="container">
    <input type="number" placeholder="Enter Number">

  <script src="script.js"></script>

.container {        
    text-align: center;

button {
  margin-top: 10px;
  padding: 10px 20px;

input {
  display: block;  
  margin: 10px auto;
  padding: 10px 20px;

input[type=number]::-webkit-outer-spin-button { 
  -webkit-appearance: none; 
  margin: 0; 


  • We have selected the input element, button element, and h1 element using the document.querySelector() method and stored them in input, btnGet, and output variables respectively.
  • We have attached a click event listener to the button element.
  • In the event handler function, we are getting the value from the input element using value property and storing that in the num variable. Since it is coming from an input element, it is by default of string type.
  • We are calling the Number() method to convert num into number type and storing that in the result variable.
  • We are displaying the result in the h1 element using the innerText property.
let input = document.querySelector("input");
let btnGet = document.querySelector("button");
let output = document.querySelector("h1");

btnGet.addEventListener("click", () => {
  let num = input.value;
  let result = Number(num);
  output.innerText = result;