# Teach Me Python #5: Simple Maths

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## Introduction: Teach Me Python #5: Simple Maths

Today we will be learning how to preform simple maths operations in python such as adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing. If you have any python related questions of want to suggest something for the python tutorial series please comment and as always favourite and subscribe.

## Step 1: The Code

We will begin by coding a simple calculator so open up a blank python file and type the following code:

number1 = input("Enter the first number: )

number2 = input("Enter the second number: )

numberAdd = number1 + number2

numberMinus = number1 - number2

numberMultiply = number1 * number2

numberDivide = number1 / number2

print(number1, ' + ', number2, ' = ', numberAdd)

print(number1, ' - ', number2, ' = ', numberMinus)

print(number1, ' * ', number2, ' = ', numberMultiply)

print(number1, ' / ', number2, ' = ', numberDivide)

The symbols for each operation are:

multiply = *

divide = /

minus = -

plus = +

divide (logical) = // --does not use decimals, rounds it if it is

modulus = % //divides and calculates the remainder

And that is basic python maths

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