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Sometimes we need to convert `Strings`

to `Numbers`

. The easiest and fastest way to convert strings to numbers would be using the `+ (plus)`

operator. Let's see.

```
let fiveAsString = '5'
let fiveAsNumber = +fiveAsString
// Now the fiveAsNumber var contains 5
```

You can also use the `- (minus)`

operator which type-converts the value into number but also negates it.

```
let fiveAsString = '5'
let negativeNumberFive = -fiveAsString
// Now the negativeNumberFive var contains. -5
```