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2.3 String or Number?

String or Number?

Strings are surrounded by quotes. If anything has quotes surrounding it, it’s a string. For example: x = ‘5’ might make you believe that x equals to 5, but it isn’t. If you were to reference it, the code would treat it as a string and not a number, so you wouldn’t be able to add it or do any types of math.

Example code:

# strings
x = '5'
y = '6'
print(x + y) # this is 56 (concatentation)

# integers 
a = 5
b = 6
print(a + b) # this is 11 (addition)

View code on GitHub.

Practice

Print Data Types

Practice: Come up with 3 examples each of floating numbers, integers, and strings and print them.

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