### Answer:

A floating point number. This is the type of numeric variable we have been using all along.

# Types of Variables

Recall that the name of a variable describes the type of data that it contains. The last character of the name tells what type of data the memory holds:

• `SUM% — `holds an integer (no decimal point).
• `SUM& — `holds an integer that can get very big (no decimal point.)
• `SUM  — `holds a floating point number (has a decimal point).
• `SUM# — `holds a floating point number that can get very big (has a decimal point).
• `SUM\$ — `holds a string of characters.

In the previous chapter we created an array of strings by using the statement:

```DIM DAY\$(1 TO 7)    ' Make an array of seven strings
```

This is an array of strings because the name of the array, `DAY\$`, ends with a dollar sign.

Every data item in an array is the same type of data, so in this case the dollar sign at the end of `DAY\$` says that every item in the array will be a string.

### QUESTION 2:

What type of data is in the following array:

```DIM VALUE(1 TO 5)
```