Type Casting in C

Typecasting allows us to convert one data type into other. In C language, we use cast operator for typecasting which is denoted by (type).

Syntax:

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(type)value;
Note
Note: It is always recommended to convert the lower value to higher for avoiding data loss.

Without Type Casting:

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int f= 9/4;
printf("f : %d\n", f );//Output: 2

With Type Casting:

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float f=(float) 9/4;
printf("f : %f\n", f );//Output: 2.250000

Type Casting example

Let's see a simple example to cast int value into the float.

snippet
#include
int main(){
float f= (float)9/4;  
printf("f : %f\n", f );  
return 0;
}

Output:

Output
f : 2.250000
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