Java: Floating Point Numbers


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What are floating point data types in Java used for?

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1. What are the two data types used to store floating point literals in Java?

2. Which of the following is an example of a floating point data type in Java?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet revisits what you know about identifying and understanding floating point numbers in Java. Test and review your knowledge of what floating points numbers are used for and the different types.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet help you review:

  • What floating numbers are used for
  • The two data types used to store floating point numbers
  • Identifying the types

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - see if you can remember basic facts about floating point numbers and their use
  • Knowledge recall - review your knowledge of floating point numbers in Java to answer a question about the data types
  • Distinguishing differences - revisit what you know about the data types and compare and contrast them

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about this topic, check out the provided lesson, Java: Floating Point Numbers. This lesson gives you a more in-depth look at:

  • Defining floating point numbers
  • Keys facts about each data type of floating numbers
  • Examples of the data types
  • Important tips on using floating point numbers
  • Converting data types