Today we talk about the rules of arithmetic in Python Version 2. The key detail is when combining two numbers, Python will widen numbers to make sure they are all of the same type. (In Python v2, there are four numeric types: ints, longs, floats and complex numbers.) Also, when you divide two whole numbers, Python will return the quotient, not the mathematical value.
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Python is a clean and powerful programming language. You can use it to build websites, analyze data, write utilities, and create many other kinds of software. In this series we will teach everything you need to know to begin writing your own code in Python.