Basic Printing in Python

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By now you probably know how to print "Hello World"

   print "Hello World"

But what about printing other things? How would you print the number 5? Actually there are 2 ways with results that look the same but have an important difference:

   print "5"
   print 5

So what is the difference? "5" is not a number it is a string ( or text or words..... ) where as 5 is a number, in particular an integer, just a bit different from 5. which is also a number, but is a floating point number.

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