Let’s consider you want to convert a floating point number into an integer. There are two ways of doing that.

## Method 1 – Truncating

You can truncate the floating point number to just the portion before the decimal point. You can do that with the `int()`

function which truncates the number towards zero.

```
>>> fpn = 57.83
>>> int(fpn)
57
```

Alternatively, there is a function that will truncate floating point numbers to only the integer part. It is part of the `math`

module and it is called `math.trunc()`

```
>>> import math
>>> fpn = 57.83
>>> math.trunc(fpn)
57
```

Both, `int()`

and `math.trunc()`

truncate floating point numbers to only the integer part.

## Method 2 – Rounding

You can round the floating point number to the nearest integer. So, what about this one:

```
>>> fpn = 57.83
>>> round(fpn)
58.0
>>> int(round(fpn))
58
```

You can round to only one decimal place for example, using the `round()`

method.

```
>>> fpn = 57.83
>>> round(fpn, 1)
57.8
```

You can also convert floating point numbers to integers and round them up or down using the `ceil()`

or `floor()`

methods.

```
>>> import math
>>> fpn = 57.83
>>> int(math.floor(fpn))
57
>>> int(math.ceil(fpn))
58
```