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Why print(-5//2) give - 3 not - 2 ?

24th Sep 2022, 1:47 PM
🌻Emàâââ🌻
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Python takes a very literal view of its definition of floor division. Floor division returns the nearest integer that is equal to or less than the division result. The division result would be -5/2 = -2.5 Since -2.5 is not an integer, Python looks for the next lower integer, and that value is -3.
24th Sep 2022, 2:22 PM
Brian
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It is always the next left integer on the number line.
24th Sep 2022, 7:49 PM
Oma Falk
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# operator will divide the first argument by the second and round the result down to the nearest whole number making it equivalent to the math.floor() function#
24th Sep 2022, 2:28 PM
ASR
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#Simple logic #points to Remeber : 2>1>0> -1>-2>-3> #Floor division // gives integer value . a = -7//2 print(a) #output : -4
24th Sep 2022, 6:30 PM
KARAN SINGH D
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24th Sep 2022, 2:39 PM
Lisa
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Thanks guys that was helpful ✨
24th Sep 2022, 10:39 PM
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