Variable types in Arduino c++

Hello Guys, I am trying to calculate the frequency of a sensor that gives a square wave of 3.3V magnitude.

In order to calculate that frequency I attached an interrupt so I can measure the time between rising edges.

My code is :
const byte interruptPin = 2;

volatile float t=0;
void setup() {

pinMode(interruptPin, INPUT);
attachInterrupt(digitalPinToInterrupt(interruptPin), RisingEdge, RISING);


void loop() {
float period = (t/1000000);
float frequency = 1/period;
//Serial.print("Frequency = "); Serial.print(frequency); Serial.println(" Hz");

void RisingEdge() {
static float temp;

t = micros() - temp;
temp = micros();

When checking the value of Period which is a float I get 0.01, why if it is a float I keep getting the value to 2 decimal places?

I am sorry to bother but I am a newbie and I am stuck

Serial.print(period, 7);

print to 7 decimal places

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It works, Thanks a lot

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