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long x=1;
float f=x;

How is long variable 'x' assigned to float variable 'f' ,since long is holiding 8 bytes and float is only 4 bytes?
 
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Methinks someone is studying for the SCJP, no???

anyway, this ought to help...

long
8 bytes signed (two's complement). Ranges from -9,223,372,036,854,775,808 to +9,223,372,036,854,775,807.


float
4 bytes, IEEE 754. Covers a range from 1.40129846432481707e-45 to 3.40282346638528860e+38 (positive or negative).

Like all numeric types floats may be cast into other numeric types (byte, short, long, int, double). When lossy casts to integer types are done (e.g. float to short) the fractional part is truncated and the conversion is done modulo the length of the smaller type.
 
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Moving to Java in General (Beginner).
 
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Please do not cross-post the same question in multiple forums. It wastes people's time when multiple redundant conversations take place.
 
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