What is a Floating Point Number?

A basic data type, but what is it?

Steven Curtis
4 min readApr 13, 2020


A simple question. this is a number which can store a decimal point. But why don’t we use this for every type of number? Read on to find out!

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  • None, although negative numbers are stored as Two’s…