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# how to do floats

ive forgotten

age.py
```years = 24
24 * 365
days = 8760
days /7
weeks = 1251
```

Hi Brent you should use the variables you've created at each stage and let python do the calculations:

```years = 24
days = years * 365
weeks = days / 7
```

so theres no thing for floats python just takes care of it

Yes, I believe using the division operator always returns a float.

As Iain said when you divide two numbers you get back a float. Try the lines above in the python shell and then use the `type()` function to see the class of each variable. `type(years)` and `type(days)` will return `<class 'int'>` and `type(weeks)` returns `<class 'float'>`. Now, there is a `float()` function in python that converts a number to a float. If you type `years` in the python shell and press enter you will get back 24. Now try the following line in the shell:

```years = float(years)
```

and then type `years` again in the shell and press enter. This time you get back 24.0 which is a float.