In Python, double forward slash (
//) is used for floored division, which means:
- Numbers are divided first, and then;
- Rounded down (or floored) to the nearest integer.
x // y is equivalent to
You can draw the comparison between true division and floored division in the following examples:
// floored division num = 9 // 5 print(num) # 1 print(type(num)) # <class 'int'>
// division num = 9 / 5 print(num) # 1.8 print(type(num)) # <class 'float'>
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