Arithmetic Basics

Create some simulated variables

x = 6
y = 9

x plus y

x + y
15


x minus y

x - y
-3


x times y

x * y
54


the remainder of x divided by y

x % y
6


x divided by y

x / y
0.6666666666666666


x divided by y (floor) (i.e. the quotient)

x // y
0


x raised to the y power

x ** y
10077696


x plus y, then divide by x

(x + y) / x
2.5


Classics vs. floor division. This varies between 2.x and 3.x.

Classic divison of 3 by 5

3 / 5
0.6


Floor divison of 3 by 5. This means it truncates any remainder down the its “floor”

3 // 5
0