Python

Arithmetic Operations

An overview of how to perform basic math in Python

Basic Math

We can also do basic math with our variables or with numbers in general, whether integers or floats. Just use ‘+’ for addition, ‘-’ for subtraction, ‘*’ for multiplication, and ‘/’ for division.

print(5+7)
number1 = 8.5
number2 = 9.3
divided_value = number1/number2
print(divided_value)

Output:

12
0.91397849462

Exponents

To work with exponents, use the ‘**’ operator followed by the degree for the number.

Test1 = 5
Test2 = Test1**2
print(Test2)    

Output:

25

Modulo Operator

The Modulo Operator can be very useful for certain calculations. It returns the remainder of the division of two numbers.

test1 = 5
test2 = 3
test_r = test1%test2
print(test_r) 

Output:

2

Here, the variable test_r takes the value of the remainder of 5 divided by 3. This is 2, so the output will be 2.

That's It!

Moving on to the advanced properties of Strings.

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