floats and doubles

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    floats and doubles

    Can someone give me an in-depth explanation as to what are the differences between a float and a double?

    I only know that a double is, well, bigger than a float.

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    I don't know if there really is that much in depth.
    A double gives you more accuracy, but in doing so, usually takes up 8 bytes v. a float taking up 4 bytes.

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