what is a float???
A float is a number with decimal places after it. In contrast to an integer, which might be
3 (for example), a float might be something like
The term originates with the very complex floating point arithmetic process taking place inside the computer’s math co-processor. The general maths term to describe it is,
Real. Floats are real numbers, which in the computer’s architecture are composed of a mantissa, and an exponent (see, Scientific Notation).