user1581649 user1581649 - 5 months ago 7
Python Question

Python: TypeError: cannot concatenate 'str' and 'int' objects

I have this python program that adds strings to integers:

a = raw_input("Enter a: ")
b = raw_input("Enter b: ")
print "a + b as strings: " + a + b
a = int(a)
b = int(b)
c = a + b
str(c)
print "a + b as integers: " + c


I get this error:

Python: TypeError: cannot concatenate 'str' and 'int' objects


How can I add strings to integers?

Answer

There are two ways to fix the problem which is caused by the last print statement.

You can assign the result of the str(c) call to c as correctly shown by @jamylak and then concatenate all of the strings, or you can replace the last print simply with this:

print "a + b as integers: ", c  # note the comma here

in which case

str(c)

isn't necessary and can be deleted.

Output of sample run:

Enter a: 3
Enter b: 7
a + b as strings:  37
a + b as integers:  10

with:

a = raw_input("Enter a: ")
b = raw_input("Enter b: ")
print "a + b as strings: " + a + b  # + everywhere is ok since all are strings
a = int(a)
b = int(b)
c = a + b
print "a + b as integers: ", c
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