Working with Numeric Data Types

There are a variety of types used for storing numeric data. In math, numbers can either be whole or fractional. Whole numbers, such as years or ages, can be stored in variables of type Short, Integer, or Long. Numbers with decimal places, such as monetary values or scientific measurements, can be stored in Decimal, Single, or Double variables. The following lines of code demonstrate assigning numbers to the various numeric data types:

Dim SelectedYear As Short = 1999 
Dim USPopulation As Integer = 283727132 
Dim WorldPopulation As Long = 6132426512 
Dim ShoeSize As Single = 1234.5E-2 
Dim Temperature As Double = 98.6 
Dim CostOfDoingBusiness As Decimal = 59.95D 
Dim SerialNumber As Decimal = 90125 

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