Difference between float and double ?

As we know both float and double are used for storing decimal point numbers, and the size of both varies from compiler to compiler.
In general float occupies 4 bytes of memory and double occupies 8 bytes of memory.

Example:

#include

int main()
{
float x=0.5;
double y=0.5;
printf("size of x=%d\nsize of y=%d",sizeof(x),sizeof(y));
return 0;
}

Output:
size of x=4
size of y=8

But see the next program,

#include

int main()
{
float x=0.5;
double y=0.5;
printf("size of x=%d\nsize of y=%d\nsize of variable=%d",sizeof(x),sizeof(y),sizeof(0.5));
return 0;
}

Output:

size of x=4
size of y=8
size of variable=8

Have you observed the fact ??

Now, observe one more point…

#include

int main()
{
float x=0.5;
double y=0.5;
printf("size of x=%d\nsize of y=%d\nsize of variable=%d\nsize of second variable=%d",sizeof(x),sizeof(y),sizeof(0.5),sizeof(0.5f));
return 0;
}

Output:

size of x=4
size of y=8
size of variable=8
size of second varaible=4

So, there is a big difference in 0.5 and 0.5f,

0.5 , is by default double but when we assign it in any float variable.

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