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John Pactaoin
John Pactaoin
417 Points

Still can't quite understand int and boolean

Hi, everyone. I still don't get the int and boolean function. Can someone explain it to me in simple terms, please? TY

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
215,939 Points

An "int" is just any whole number: 0, 1, 2, 13, -7, etc.

But a "boolean" can only represent two things, "true" and "false" (or taken as a number, only 1 and 0).

This makes them useful for different purposes. For example, if you wanted to count something, you might use an int; but if you were keeping track of the state of a light switch, you'd likely use a boolean.