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.

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`

You might also be interested in –

- Extract Numbers From String in Python
- Python – Check if String Contains Only Numbers
- Python – Convert Integer to String

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