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# Meaning of //

5//2

26th Aug 2019, 8:55 PM
Anuoluwa
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Floor division
27th Aug 2019, 6:45 PM
Debbie
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5/2=2.5 ------->Simple division 5//2=2. 0--------->The quotient of the division is the result. 5%2=1 --------->The rest of the division is the result.
28th Aug 2019, 1:54 PM
Mr.Fish
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I think that this question has also been asked multiple times so if you had searched you would have found the answer that way too.
27th Aug 2019, 3:30 AM
Sonic
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That's the floor division. 5 // 2 = int(5 / 2) = 2
26th Aug 2019, 8:55 PM
Théophile
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Run this in your IDE. a = 5/2 # 2.5 print(a, type(a)) b = 5//2 # 2..... as the .5 is removed print(b, type(b))
26th Aug 2019, 9:16 PM
rodwynnejones
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// is floor division. It will divide the first number by the second number but will round it down if it is not an integer. It does the same as int(5/2), where it does 5/2 but forces it to become an integer. And as I'm sure you know, integers can only be whole numbers. Therefore, 5//2=int(5/2)=2, but 5/2=2.5. I hope this helps! :D
27th Aug 2019, 4:09 PM
Alice R
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// is floor division, meaning after division it will round the number down always rather than up
27th Aug 2019, 1:32 PM
Joshua Sledden
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Floor division...ie. returns only the quotient part
28th Aug 2019, 3:09 AM
Alphin Davis Pomy
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// it means floor division (will only give the main value in a decimal
27th Aug 2019, 2:52 PM
Srikant Chatterjee
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it is floor division example: 9//8 1.0
28th Aug 2019, 4:41 AM
Shaili Shah
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it means floor division 5/2 =2.5 5//2 =2 the decimals is removed
28th Aug 2019, 6:45 PM
Vanya Erasmus
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Floor division ,the decimal is removed after division
29th Aug 2019, 1:25 AM
Igbokwe Ifenna
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floor division is a division with integer result
3rd Sep 2019, 8:19 PM
Khayreddine ABIDI
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for example lets take a number 10, when we divide it with 4 the quotient will come 2. so, basically meaning of // is the quotient that comes after dividing a number. similarly 5//2 will result in 2.
4th Sep 2020, 12:28 PM
Kartik
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x // y = int(x - (x/y))
27th Aug 2019, 10:14 PM
CyberCyclonic Designs
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Bonjour comment vas tu
28th Aug 2019, 6:22 AM
Diby Fofana
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7//2=3 double slash give only integer value it does not consider float vale 7/2= 3.5
24th Sep 2019, 6:20 PM
Abhishek Pandey
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it means floor division for ex:14//4=3 answer is 3 as it takes highest value of quotient.
24th Oct 2019, 7:40 AM
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