Integers are just that - no decimal points allowed (in the US we use a period for decimal points, I know that elsewhere commas are used).

I am not sure about current VB, but I know in VB6 variables are, by default, "variant" type - but can be re-typed by declarations to whatever type you want, including integers.

I also know that there are two divisor symbols in VB; forward slash is standard division, backslash is for integer division. You could also use modulo operators.

In C/C++, you just have the forward slash for division, and the type handling will automagically drop the decimal portion...see here:

http://arduino.cc/en/Reference/Arithmetic

Notice the part where it says "for example, 9 / 4 gives 2 since 9 and 4 are ints" - that's the answer (so no special backslash operator in C for integer division like in VB).

[edit]Note that the above, and what I told you about before, indicates that it is possible to operate on each portion of a floating point number using integer math - this is called "fixed point arithmetic"; I believe this is how the compiler currently handles decimals anyhow.[/edit]