# Floats

### Numbers with Decimals

In python a float refers to a number that has decimal places.

Below, I create a variable x that is a float and then print value for x. After this, I print out the `type` of the variable which is a float!

```
```
# Define the variable
x = 3.2

# Print out the value
print('The value of x is:',x)

# Print out the type of variable x is
print(type(x))
```

```

#### Official Definition:

float (floating point real values) − Also called floats, they represent real numbers and are written with a decimal point dividing the integer and fractional parts. Floats may also be in scientific notation, with E or e indicating the power of 10 (2.5e2 = 2.5 x 102 = 250).

If you add a float and an int together, it results in a float! An example of this is below, and you can see the result is `type` float

```
```
# Declare x and y - One as an integer and one as a float
x = 3.2
y = 3

# Create the sum
z = x+y

# Print out the value and the type
print(z)
print(type(z))
```

```

This will give you a new variable `z` which is equal to 6.2

Calling the function `float(number)` will turn an integer into a number that can contain decimal places.