FAQ: Learn Python: Syntax - Calculations

This community-built FAQ covers the “Calculations” exercise from the lesson “Learn Python: Syntax”.

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Why do
print("%f" %(25*68+13/28))
print(25*68 + 13/28)

give answers with a different number of decimal places?

%f defaults to six decimal places, maximum.

The specify the number of decimal places, just before the f insert .n where n is the number to fix.

>>> print(25*68 + 13/28)
>>> print("%f" %(25*68+13/28))
>>> print("%.2f" %(25*68+13/28))
>>> print("%.12f" %(25*68+13/28))
>>> print("%.15f" %(25*68+13/28))