**Javascript Type conversion from variable to number using Unary(+) operator**

In Javascript there are 2 types of Type Conversions

- Implicit conversions (also called as Type Coercion in Javascript)
- Explicit conversions (there are various ways of doing it)

In this topic we will talk about Explicit Conversion of converting a variable to a Number type using Unary(+) operator with valid content.

Below is an example showing how to do type conversion of any valid variable to Number type using Unary(+) operator.

var x = "20"; var y = +x;

The typeof operator for variable x returns **String**, whereas the type of a variable y returns **Number**.

!! Very easy and convenient !!