python operators

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Arithmetic Operators

Operator Description Example
+ Addition Adds values on either side of the operator. a + b = 30
– Subtraction Subtracts right hand operand from left hand operand. a – b = -10
* Multiplication Multiplies values on either side of the operator a * b = 200
/ Division Divides left hand operand by right hand operand b / a = 2
% Modulus Divides left hand operand by right hand operand and returns remainder b % a = 0
** Exponent Performs exponential (power) calculation on operators a**b =10 to the power 20
// Floor Division – integer division 9//2 = 4 and 9.0//2.0 = 4.0, -11//3 = -4, -11.0//3 = -4.0

Comparison Operators

Operator Meaning Example
> Greater that – True if left operand is greater than the right x > y
< Less that – True if left operand is less than the right x < y
== Equal to – True if both operands are equal x == y
!= Not equal to – True if operands are not equal x != y
>= Greater than or equal to – True if left operand is greater than or equal to the right x >= y
<= Less than or equal to – True if left operand is less than or equal to the right x <= y

Python Logical Operators

Operator Meaning Example
and True if both the operands are true x and y
or True if either of the operands is true x or y
not True if operand is false (complements the operand) not x

Identity Operators

Operator Meaning Example
is True if the operands are identical (refer to the same object) x is True
is not True if the operands are not identical (do not refer to the same object) x is not True

Membership Operators

Operator Meaning Example
in True if value/variable is found in the sequence 5 in x
not in True if value/variable is not found in the sequence 5 not in x

Assignment operators

Operator Example Equivalent to
= x = 5 x = 5
+= x += 5 x = x + 5
-= x -= 5 x = x – 5
*= x *= 5 x = x * 5
/= x /= 5 x = x / 5
%= x %= 5 x = x % 5
//= x //= 5 x = x // 5
**= x **= 5 x = x ** 5
&= x &= 5 x = x & 5
|= x |= 5 x = x | 5
^= x ^= 5 x = x ^ 5
>>= x >>= 5 x = x >> 5
<<= x <<= 5 x = x << 5

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