Lio Elbammalf - 2 months ago 6

Python Question

Apologies if this has already been asked but why does this:

`a=4`

b=5

c=float(a/b)

print c

Gives

`>>>>`

0.0

rather than 0.8?

Answer

In Python 2, division between 2 integers will return an integer (rounding to the closest integer to 0), in this case, `0`

. Your code is basically `float(0)`

which is `0.0`

.

You would need to change one of your values to a float first if you want to return a float.

This behavior is changed in Python 3, where division between 2 integers will return a float, `0.8`

in this case.