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Python

Adriana Alvear
Adriana Alvear
1,538 Points

question about math.ceil

What is the purpose of using math.ceil if you can have the same result with total/number_of_people?

1 Answer

William Li
William Li
7,938 Points

math.ceil(x) returns the smallest integer greater or equal to x, it is used to round numbers up to the nearest integer value.

It probably gives the same result because (total/number_of_people) equals to a whole number.

if (total/number_of_people) is a decimal value then math.ceil will round it up to the nearest integer