# Python – Convert Integer to Float

In this tutorial, we will look at how to convert an integer (`int` datatype) in Python to a float (`float` datatype) with the help of some examples.

## How to convert int to float in Python?

You can use the Python built-in `float()` function to convert an integer to a float. Pass the integer you want to convert as an argument. The following is the syntax –

```# convert integer i to float
float(i)```

It returns the number as a float value.

### Example

Let’s look at some examples of using the above syntax to convert an integer value to a float.

Here we apply the `float()` function on an integer value `12`.

```# integer variable
num = 12
# convert integer to float
num = float(num)
# display the number and its type
print(num)
print(type(num))```

Output:

```12.0
<class 'float'>```

You can see that the variable `num` is of `float` type now with the value `12.0`.

Alternatively, you can perform an arithmetic identity operation on the integer with a float value to get the resulting value as an integer. For example, multiply or divide the integer by `1.0` or add or subtract `0.0` to get the same value but as a float.

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Here’s an example –

```# integer variable
num = 12
# convert integer to float
print(num*1.0)
print(num/1.0)
print(num+0.0)
print(num-0.0)```

Output:

```12.0
12.0
12.0
12.0```

You can see that all the above operations result in the float value `12.0`

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## Author

• Piyush is a data professional passionate about using data to understand things better and make informed decisions. He has experience working as a Data Scientist in the consulting domain and holds an engineering degree from IIT Roorkee. His hobbies include watching cricket, reading, and working on side projects.

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