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Variables can also hold numeric values. The simplest kind of number in Python is the integer, which is a whole number with no decimal point:

``````int1 = 1
int2 = 10
int3 = -5``````

A number with a decimal point is called a float. You can define floats with numbers after the decimal point or by just including a decimal point at the end:

``````float1 = 1.0
float2 = 10.
float3 = -5.5``````

You can also define a float using scientific notation, with `e` indicating the power of 10:

``````# this evaluates to 150:
float4 = 1.5e2 ``````

### Instructions

1.

You are going shopping. Let’s make a grocery list so that you can plan your budget.

Store the number of cucumbers you want to buy in a variable called `cucumbers`. Make sure it’s at least `1`, and that it’s the appropriate datatype! The store doesn’t sell partial cucumbers.

2.

Each cucumber costs 3.25 doubloons. Store the price per cucumber in a variable called `price_per_cucumber`.

3.

Create a new variable called `total_cost` which is the product of how many cucumbers you are going to buy and the cost per cucumber.

4.

Print out `total_cost`.

What datatype is it?