Python throws the error, ‘float’ object cannot be interpreted as an integer, when you provide `float` value where `int` is expected. This happens in case of many built-in functions which needs `int` as argument.

Consider this code example –

``````a = 5.0
b = range(a)

# Error: 'float' object cannot be interpreted as an integer``````

This code will throw the error because `range()` expects `int` as argument and we are providing `float`.

A common mistake happens with division. Single slash (` / `) division returns `float` value. So,

`5 / 2 = 2.5`

When you use this in function like `range(5 / 2)`, it will throw error.

To solve this problem, either you can use double slash (`//`) division which returns `int` value or convert the `float` result to `int` using `int()` function. Check out this code –

``````print(5 / 2)
print(5 // 2)
a = range(5 // 2)
b = range(int(5 / 2))

# Output: 2.5
# Output: 2``````

Other built-in functions which also expects `int` as argument are –

• bin()
• chr()
• hex()
• range()
• slice()