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hi! I am at the Numeric lesson at Python and while 4* 2 = 8, 16 / 4 = 4.0. Why does division equals a number with decimal?

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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Normal division in Python produces a floating-point result. If you want an integer result instead, there's a different operator for that — the double-slash ("//").

Just be aware than when you use that operator, any fractional part in the result will be truncated.
So for example, 5 // 2 will produce just 2 as the result.