How to Remove Zero After Decimal Point in Javascript

In this tutorial, you will learn how to remove zero after decimal point in javascript. Any sort of trailing zeros in a decimal number does no hold any sort of significance. They are merely used to display a precise value of the decimal number. Thus, it is quite common to omit them.  From a developer perspective, it can be a bit tricky to remove trailing zeros after decimal point.

There are numerous ways to remove trailing zeros after decimal point. We are going to use the simplest approach which involves the usage of the parseFloat() method. This method converts a string into a floating-point number.

In the following example, we have one global variable that holds a decimal number in a string format. Upon click of a button, we will remove trailing zeros after decimal point and display the result on the screen.  Please have a look over the code example and the steps given below.


  • We have 3 elements in the HTML file (divbutton, and h1). The div element is just a wrapper for the rest of the elements.
  • The innerText for the button element is “Remove”.
  • 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">    

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

.container {        
    text-align: center;

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


  • We have selected the button element and h1 element using the document.querySelector() method and stored them in btnRemove and output variables respectively.
  • We have attached a click event listener to the button element.
  • We have a global variable myNum which holds a decimal number as its value.
  • We are displaying the original number in the h1 element using the innerText property.
  • In the event handler function, we are calling parseFloat() method and passing myNum as a parameter. As a result, it will return a float-point number after removing trailing zeros.
  • The returned value is stored in the result variable.
  • We are displaying the result in the h1 element using the innerText property.
let btnRemove = document.querySelector("button");
let output = document.querySelector("h1");

let myNum= "12.00000000";

output.innerText = myNum;

btnRemove.addEventListener("click", () => {
  let result = parseFloat(myNum);
  output.innerText = result;