Sorry/Thanks in Advance


#1

Hi,

I cheated and peeked at a solution for "Practice Makes Perfect."

I actually had a lot of the code correct, however I'm puzzled by this:

Define a second function called by_three that takes an argument called number.
if that number is divisible by 3, by_three should call cube(number) and return its result. Otherwise, by_three should return False.

OK, so I get all of it but the part where we say "== 0" Why is it equal to zero? Apologies if that's quite obvious to some of you. I don't quite have the hang of things.

def by_three(number):
if number % 3 == 0:
return cube(number)
else:
return False

Thanks!


Replace this line with your code.


#2

if number % 3 == 0 means if number is divisible by 3.
In fact the % is the modulo operator... It returns the remainder of the integer division between two numbers...
eg:
4%2 == 0
3%2 == 1

So if the result of a%b is 0, it means that a is divisible by b...

See??

so you can also understand if number % 3 == 0 like: If the remainder of the division of number by 3 is equal to zero, then...


#3

Thanks! I think I understand the concept better. We're just referencing the remainder, and in this case, defining the remainder as zero means that the divisor goes into the integer with no remainder.


#4

yeah, It means that you can divide the number by the divisor and the result will be an integer and the remainder will be 0


#5

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