Math understanding


Hey I am stuck at the exercise 10 of the Python, i.e. the MATH excercise it has the start as follows:
Great! Now let's do some math. You can add, subtract, multiply, divide numbers like this"

Set the variable count_to equal to the sum of two big numbers.

I did not understand the meaning of the instructions actually,
The following is the code I wrote:

variable_name1=first variable
variable_name2=second variable
print count_to

Please indicate what the instructions meant and what have I done wrong here..



set the variable `c` equal to the sum of `743 + 1089`

c = 743 + 1089

print c       # 1832


So the instructions do not say to define the inputs, like inputting the numbers 743 and 1089 as above..
Understood. Just addition of the numbers is defined by the signs "+", subtraction by "-" and so on..
Thank you!!


The math operators are similar to those on your calculator.

+  plus
-  minus
*  times
/  divide
=  assign

We'll often see x ^ 2 in pseudo code. This is exponent syntax. In Python we use,

** exponent

Other forms of division are modulo and floor. Modulo concerns itself with the remainder, only. Floor converts any division to integer and rounds down.

%  remainder
// floor divide

For logic and inequality we have comparators:

==  identity
>=  greater or equal
<=  less or equal
>   greater
<   less
!=  not identical


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