# Python Operators Precedence Example

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The following table lists all operators from highest precedence to lowest.

Operator | Description |
---|---|

** | Exponentiation (raise to the power) |

~ + - | Complement, unary plus and minus (method names for the last two are +@ and -@) |

* / % // | Multiply, divide, modulo and floor division |

+ - | Addition and subtraction |

>> << | Right and left bitwise shift |

& | Bitwise 'AND'td> |

^ | | Bitwise exclusive `OR' and regular `OR' |

<= < > >= | Comparison operators |

<> == != | Equality operators |

= %= /= //= -= += *= **= | Assignment operators |

is is not | Identity operators |

in not in | Membership operators |

not or and | Logical operators |

Operator precedence affects how an expression is evaluated.

For example, x = 7 + 3 * 2; here, x is assigned 13, not 20 because operator * has higher precedence than +, so it first multiplies 3*2 and then adds into 7.

Here, operators with the highest precedence appear at the top of the table, those with the lowest appear at the bottom.

### Example

#!/usr/bin/python a = 20 b = 10 c = 15 d = 5 e = 0 e = (a + b) * c / d #( 30 * 15 ) / 5 print "Value of (a + b) * c / d is ", e e = ((a + b) * c) / d # (30 * 15 ) / 5 print "Value of ((a + b) * c) / d is ", e e = (a + b) * (c / d); # (30) * (15/5) print "Value of (a + b) * (c / d) is ", e e = a + (b * c) / d; # 20 + (150/5) print "Value of a + (b * c) / d is ", e

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

Value of (a + b) * c / d is 90 Value of ((a + b) * c) / d is 90 Value of (a + b) * (c / d) is 90 Value of a + (b * c) / d is 50

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