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Python Python Basics Types and Branching Numbers

In Quiz question 3 of 4 "Which code would take the number 3.14 and coerce it into a float? Isn't this already a fpn?

Because 3.14 is not an int since ints are whole numbers and 3.14 has a decimal therefore it is already a floating point number (float). Shouldn't the question instead ask which code would take the float 3.14 and coerce it into an int? Therefore the correct answer should be int("3.14")

1 Answer

Rohald van Merode
Rohald van Merode
Treehouse Staff

Hey Mario Ocampo 👋

You're right about ints being whole numbers and the decimals indicating a float. This quiz question however asks to convert a string to a float. Since the "3.14" is wrapped in quotation marks it indicates that you're working with a string instead of a float 🙂

Hope this clears things up!

Hi Ronald,

Oh my, thanks for clearing that up I did not pay close attention to notice the quotations to indicate a string. I'll pay close attention to the questions next time especially because something as simple as quotation marks can make an impact to the code.