# What Is the Numeric Data Type?

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Scott Campbell

The numeric data type is one of the fundamental data types in programming. It is used to store numerical values such as integers and floating-point numbers. In HTML, the numeric data type can be represented using various elements and attributes to enhance its presentation and readability.

Integers:
Integers are whole numbers without decimal points. They can be positive or negative. In HTML, you can represent integers using the `<n>` element, where `n` is the numerical value.

Floating-Point Numbers:
Floating-point numbers, also known as decimals or real numbers, include both whole numbers and fractions. They have a decimal point to differentiate between the integer and fractional parts. In HTML, you can represent floating-point numbers using the `<n.m>` element, where `n` represents the number of digits before the decimal point and `m` represents the number of digits after the decimal point.

## The <n> Element:

The <n> element is used to represent integers in HTML. It can be used within paragraphs or other block-level elements to indicate a numerical value.

For example:

`<p>The population of a city is estimated to be <n>500000</n>.</p>`

This will display as: “The population of a city is estimated to be 500000.”

## The <n.m> Element:

The <n.m> element is used to represent floating-point numbers in HTML. It can also be used within paragraphs or other block-level elements.

For example:

`<p>The average temperature today was <n.2>27.5</n.2>°C.</p>`

This will display as: “The average temperature today was 27.5°C.”

## Lists:

Lists are a great way to organize and present numerical data in HTML. You can use the <ul> element to create an unordered list, and the <li> element to define each list item.

For example:

```<ul>
<li><n>1</n>. First item</li>
<li><n>2</n>.

Second item</li>
<li><n>3</n>. Third item</li>
</ul>```

This will display as:

• 1. First item
• 2.

Second item

• 3. Third item

### Summary:

The numeric data type is essential for storing and manipulating numerical values in programming. In HTML, you can represent integers using the <n> element and floating-point numbers using the <n.m> element. Lists can be used to organize and present numerical data effectively.

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