double to float Java

After knowing primitive data types and Java rules of data Type Casting (Type Conversion), let us cast double to float. By memory-wise, double takes 8 bytes of memory and float take 4 bytes. Both differ in their precision storing.

See the data types order to know the brief rules of casting.

byte –> short –> int –> long –> float –> double

The left-side value can be assigned to any right-side value and is done implicitly. The reverse like double to float requires explicit casting.

Examples of implicit casting

float price = 10.5;
double rate = price.

byte x = 10;
int y = x;

Following program on double to float explains explicit casting. Observe, the Java syntax of explicit casting.
public class Conversions
  public static void main(String args[])
    double d1 = 10.5;               // 8 bytes
    // float  f1 = d1;              // error, double to float, no implicit
    float f1 = (float) d1;          // explicit casting
    System.out.println("double value: " + f1);             // prints 10.5, but as double
    System.out.println("Converted float value: " + f1);    // prints 10.5, but as float

double to float
Output Screenshot of double to float Java

float f1 = d1;

The above statement raises a compilation error as 8 bytes value cannot be assigned to a 4 bytes value implicitly. For this reason it is commented out. It requires explicit casting.

float f1 = (float) d1;

The double d1 is explicitly type casted to float f1. Observe, the syntax of explicit casting. On both sides, it should be float only. It is known as narrowing conversion.

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3 thoughts on “double to float Java”

  1. Shouldn’t the following line:
    System.out.println(“double value: ” + f1); // prints 10.5, but as double

    Reference d1 instead of f1, like so:
    System.out.println(“double value: ” + d1); // prints 10.5, but as double

  2. Vikrant Chavan

    class A18
    static int i=15, j=10;
    public static void main(String[] args)

    A18 a18=new A18();
    a18.main(99.9); //Type double parameter passed
    static void main(int a)
    void main(int j, float f)
    void main(float f) //A call to ‘a18.main(99.9);’ may go here


    My question is If I pass double type parameter in ” a18.main(99.9); ” and if it is not present Will it give a call to
    void main(float f)

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