### Arithmetic Operators in Python

Arithmetic Operators

Python does a good job of processing mathematical expressions with its basic arithmetic operators. You can easily make programs to automate tasks such as computing tax, tips, discounts, or rent.

 + Addition adds   the      value  of        the      left      and     right            operands - Subtraction subtracts       the      value  of        the      right   operand            from   the value      of        the      left      operand * Multiplication multiplies      the      value  of        the      left      and            right   operand / Division divides           the      value  of        the      left      operand            by       the      right operand ** Exponent performs      exponential  calculation % Modulus returns          the      remainder    after   dividing         the            left      operand with          the      right   operand // Floor Division division          of        operands      where            the            solution         is         a          quotient left            after   removing      decimal         numbers

Addition,      subtraction, multiplication,         and     division          are      the      most   basic            operators     and     are invoked by       entering        the      following      expressions:

>>>1  +          3
4

Subtraction:

>>>10           –          4
6

Multiplication:
>>>4  *          2
8

Division:
>>>10           /          2
5.o

#### Exponent

Exponential  calculation    is         invoked         by       raising            the      first     number         to            the      power            defined          by       the number after   the      **       operator:

>>>2**3                                                                                                                                                                  2          raised to        the      power            of        3
8

#### Modulus

The     modulus        operator       gives   the      remainder    after   performing  division:

>>>17           %         5
2

#### Floor  Division

Floor  division,        on       the      other  hand, returns          the      quotient        after   removing            fractional      numbers:

>>>17           //         5
3