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Python Python Basics (2015) Logic in Python The Exception to the Rule

Do you need to declare a float on a per-value level?

I was trying to do the following:

def add(num1, num2):
    return float(num1, num2)

But it seems that is not a thing...

Instead it appears I need to do:

def add(num1, num2):
    return float(num1) + float(num2)

Does this all seem accurate? Is there a way to clean this up? I'm imagining a scenario where I could have hundreds of these and adding each of those would get old real quick... :sweat_smile:

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
228,025 Points

You're right, float just converts one number.

If you had many items to convert, you'd probably use a loop so you'd still only have a few lines of code.