# Python Arithmetic Operators Example

**Python Arithmetic Operators Example**

**Here is example to show how arithmetic operation can be performed :-**

#!/usr/bin/python

a = 21

b = 10

c = 0

c = a + b

print “Line 1 – Value of c is “, c

c = a – b

print “Line 2 – Value of c is “, c

c = a * b

print “Line 3 – Value of c is “, c

c = a / b

print “Line 4 – Value of c is “, c

c = a % b

print “Line 5 – Value of c is “, c

a = 2

b = 3

c = a**b

print “Line 6 – Value of c is “, c

a = 10

b = 5

c = a//b

print “Line 7 – Value of c is “, c

**Output:-**

Line 1 – Value of c is 31

Line 2 – Value of c is 11

Line 3 – Value of c is 210

Line 4 – Value of c is 2

Line 5 – Value of c is 1

Line 6 – Value of c is 8

Line 7 – Value of c is 2

**Lets see below another example:-**

Line | Code | Meaning |

1 | total = 9 | total is assigned the value of 9. |

2 | total += 10 | total is assigned the value of itself plus 10. |

This is the “shortcut” operator for addition. It is easier to type than “total = total + 10”. | ||

total now has the value of 19. | ||

3 | total -= 10 | total is assigned the value of itself minus 10. |

This is the shortcut operator for subtraction. | ||

total now has the value of 9. | ||

4 | total *= 3 | total is assigned the value of itself multiplied by 3. |

This is the shortcut operator for multiplication. | ||

total now has the value of 27. | ||

5 | total /= 2 | total is assigned the value of itself divided by 2. |

This is the shortcut operator for division. | ||

total now has the value of 13, not 13.5, because / returns the integer portion of the division. | ||

6 | total = 27 | |

7 | from __future__ import division | |

8 | total /= 2 | total is assigned the value of itself divided by 2, preceded by an import from the __future__ module. |

What this line says is that in a future release of Python (Python 3000, to be exact), division will include the fractional portion of the result. | ||

total is now 13.5 | ||

9 | total = ’9’ | total is assigned the value of the character ’9’. |

This ’9’ is not an integer, but a string data type. Even though it looks the same as the integer 9, the program cannot use it for arithmetic calculations. | ||

10 | total += 10 | total, with a string value of ’9’ is assigned the value of itself plus the integer 10. |

This causes a compiler error, because you cannot add a string and a number | ||

11 | total = int(total) | total is converted to an integer. |

This only works if the string can convert to an integer. | ||

total now has the value of the integer 9. | ||

12 | total += .5 | total is assigned the value of itself plus a floating point number. |

The datatype of total now becomes float in order to accommodate the floating point total now has the value of 9.5 | ||

13 | total -= .5 | total is assigned the value of itself minus a floating point number. |

The datatype of total is still a float, even though its decimal fraction is 0. total now has a value of 9.0 | ||

14 | total = int(total) | total is converted to an integer. |

total now has the value of 9. |

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