### Question

What makes a number a float?

### Answer

Float is short for floating point and consists of the real numbers. Unlike integers, which can only be whole number values, floats can be any number in between, like 1.5, 3.14, etc. And Python is smart enough to know that any time you put a period in a number to convert it to floating point, so you may see numbers like `70.`

In future lessons, which is the same as writing `70.0`

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