In this section you will find following topics:

- Float and integer data structures
- Basic mathematic operations
- Define variables

**int (signed integers)** − They are often called just integers or ints, are positive or negative whole numbers with no decimal point.

Ex:

-1000

20

41

2

**float (floating point real values)** − Also called floats, they represent real numbers and are written with a decimal point dividing the integer and fractional parts. Floats may also be in scientific notation, with E or e indicating the power of 10 (2.5e2 = 2.5 x 10^{2} = 250).

Ex:

3.14

3.55454

-234.56

Python Arithmetic Operators |
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+ | Adds two values together | 5 + 2 = 7 |

– | Subtracts the right operand from the left operand | 5 – 2 = 3 |

* | Multiplies the right operand by the left operand | 5 * 2 = 10 |

/ | Divides the left operand by the right operand | 5 / 2 = 2.5 |

% | Divides the left operand by the right operand and returns the remainder | 5 % 2 = 1 |

** | Calculates the exponential value of the right operand by the left operand | 5 ** 2 = 25 |

// | Performs integer division, in which the left operand is divided by the right operand and only the whole number is returned (also called floor division) | 5 // 2 = 2 |

##### BASIC ARITHMETIC OPERATIONS

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In[2]: 5 + 6 Out[2]: 11 In[3]: 23-54 Out[3]: -31 12*4 Out[4]: 48 36/9 Out[5]: 4.0 28/5 Out[6]: 5.6 |

##### DEFINING VARIABLES

As we know variables from previous chapter, we use them for some mathematic operations too. I will show you different examples about working with variables during mathematic operations.

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i=10 i Out[8]: 10 i*i*i Out[9]: 1000 |

As you see in table 1, it multiplies left operand by right operand. To change value of i variable, reassign a new value.

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i Out[10]: 10 i=15 i Out[12]: 15 |

Now, let’s try to solve a basic equation and find the value of c variable, after defining them python will calculate the value automatically.

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a=4 b=3 c=a + 2*b c Out[16]: 10 |

Be carefull when assigning variables:

- Variable names can not have a number as first letter
- If variable names are strings, there should not be any spaces
- Following symbols can not be used within a variable, only “_” is allowed: :'”,<>/?|\()!@#$%^&*~-+
- Modules, variables,methods pre-defined in Python can not be used as user variables.

Another feature in Python is you can interchange assigned variables. Check this example:

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In[17]: a=4 In[18]: b=3 In[19]: a,b Out[19]: (4, 3) In[20]: In[20]: a,b=b,a In[21]: a Out[21]: 3 In[22]: b Out[22]: 4 |

We can increase or decrease the value of a variable.

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In[23]: a=78 In[24]: a+=2 In[25]: a Out[25]: 80 In[26]: a-=70 In[27]: a Out[27]: 10 In[28]: a+10 Out[28]: 20 In[29]: a Out[29]: 10 # AS YOU SAW ABOVE EX, += OR -= DECREASE OR INCREASE THE VALUE AND ASSIGN THE NEW # VALUE TO THE SAME VARIABLE BUT WITHOUT = SIGN IT WILL ONLY CALCULATE. In[31]: a*=40 In[32]: a Out[32]: 400 |

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