# Floor Division

#1

i need help understanding floor division. i tried using the site codecademy gives but i still can't understand.

all help is appreciated

sorry if this is in the wrong section but i first found out about it in this section.

#2

By this section, do you mean "Practice Makes Perfect"? Which lesson?

In Python, division between two integers is a form of floor division since only the integer portion of the quotient is returned. That is the main purpose of floor division, to return the 'floor' value in any division.

``````10.5 / 3  == 3.5
10.5 // 3 == 3
9.0 / 3 == 3.0
9.0 // 3 == 3``````

Does that make sense?

#3

I found out about it in 'Practice Makes Perfect' in the Digit_sum lesson

thx for the help. i really appreciate it i now understand it

#4

Note that I corrected the third line in the example.

#5

Ah, yes. I can see where it would come in there. We have several approaches to choose from and using floor division is one of them that will work. I trust you've seen enough examples to pull it all together, so won't drag this out.