# 1. Introduction

In Python, it is a common necessity to convert data types for various mathematical operations and data processing tasks. One of the basic conversions is changing an integer to a floating-point number. Floating-point numbers offer more precision and are often required in calculations involving division and real numbers. This blog post provides a simple guide to converting an integer to a float in Python.

## Definition

Converting an integer to a float in Python refers to the process of transforming a whole number (without a decimal point) into a floating-point number (which has a decimal point). This is easily done using Python's built-in float() function, which takes an integer or any number as an argument and returns its floating-point representation.

# 2. Program Steps

1. Begin with an integer that you want to convert to a float.

2. Use the float() function to perform the conversion.

3. The result is the floating-point equivalent of the original integer.

4. Output the floating-point number.

# 3. Code Program

``````# Step 1: Initialize an integer
integer_value = 42

# Step 2: Convert the integer to a float using the float() function
float_value = float(integer_value)

# Step 3: Print the floating-point number
print(float_value)
``````

```42.0
```

### Explanation:

1. integer_value is set to the integer 42.

2. float_value is created by passing integer_value to the float() function, which converts the integer to a floating-point number.

3. The print() function outputs float_value, showing the result of the conversion, 42.0, which is the float representation of the integer 42.