what is meant by the term typecast in c programming?

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    what is meant by the term typecast in c programming?

    Dose anyone know what is meant by the term typecast in c programming? please explain!
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    Maybe this should be in GD.
    http://www.cprogramming.com/tutorial/lesson11.html
    Search google also, this is a common programming topic.
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    Casting from one type to another.

    For example you have a number that is of type float and you wanted to put it into a double

    float x=1.24f;
    double y = (double)x;

    x is then promoted to a type of double.

    I little more practical example.

    int x = 5/2;
    double y = 5/2;
    double z = (double)5/2;

    x = 2 since it is an integer
    y you might think is 2.5 but its 2.0 since 5 and 2 are integers it goes with the rules of integer division first.
    z however prompts 5 to a double then divides by 2 giving you the result of 2.5

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