data_error = int('1.75')
print(data_error)
print (type(data_error))
Gives output ====> ValueError: invalid literal for int() with base 10: '1.75'

This is exactly the problem we are looking to resolve. When you read the value as an integer without any inverted commas (i.e. 1.75), it treats it as an integer.

On the other hand, when you include the inverted commas ( i.e. ‘1.75’), the program cannot manage the conversion from string and throws the error above.

For reference Base 10 represents all the integers from 0-9, which are whole numbers, in essence, ten possibilities.

It is used to assign numbers to an integer or string passed to an integer, so for example 3569 is:

3 has a place of 3000

5 has a place of 500

6 has a place of 60

and 9 has a place of 9.

Click here to see a full explanation of Base 10 , the error is used to signify that the output does not align with the Base 10 system.

How can I fix this problem when I encounter it in a program?

Returning to this problem below, the solutions that could be applied are as follows:

data_error = int('1.75')
print(data_error)
print (type(data_error))
Gives output ====> ValueError: invalid literal for int() with base 10: '1.75'

Fix2: Only include integer values when passing to another object.

This will help with ensuring the controls are in place to reduce these errors occurring.

Also if you have to use values inside inverted commas , make sure they are of an integer type only, with no decimal places.

To wrap with conclusions

In summary, the best way to avoid this problem is to use integer values at all times, with no decimal places.

If you have to use a value with a decimal place then do not include it inside inverted commas so the computer program can read it correctly, drop everything after the decimal point and just return an integer.

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