Basic Javascript Help

I have some basic HTML and assigned an ID

<div id="somecontent">48793748</div>

I want to find the number value of the div

so I know its something like


I need to assign a variable and end up with the value being a number

If I do a document.getElementById("somecontent").innerHTML
I get "48793748" but its a string not a number.  How do I convert or change the getElementById so that it returns a number?
Baub EisAsked:
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Baub EisAuthor Commented:
that drops info past the decimal point.

39.000329 returns 39

How can I get it to return the value of 39.000329 from the element?

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Baub EisAuthor Commented:
parseFloat got it
Baub EisAuthor Commented:
so can I assign a variable with it?

var myvar = parseFloat(document.getElementById("somecontent.innerHTML)

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