Python Arithmetic Operators Example

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Following table shows all the arithmetic operators supported by Python language. Assume variable a holds 10 and variable b holds 20, then:

OperatorDescriptionExample
+Addition - Adds values on either side of the operator a + b will give 30
-Subtraction - Subtracts right hand operand from left hand operand a - b will give -10
*Multiplication - Multiplies values on either side of the operator a * b will give 200
/Division - Divides left hand operand by right hand operand b / a will give 2
%Modulus - Divides left hand operand by right hand operand and returns remainder b % a will give 0
**Exponent - Performs exponential (power) calculation on operators a**b will give 10 to the power 20
//Floor Division - The division of operands where the result is the quotient in which the digits after the decimal point are removed. 9//2 is equal to 4 and 9.0//2.0 is equal to 4.0

Example:

Try the following example to understand all the arithmetic operators available in Python programming language:

#!/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

When you execute the above program, it produces the following result:

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


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