In this tutorial you will learn how to divide number in python. For division of number python has it’s own operator. Mostly we used “/” operator to divide in python because it return value with decimals.

There are two types of operator in python

**/**: This division operator in python, divide the number and return floating point value and this type of division is also called floating point division.

```
quotient = 5 / 2
print(quotient)
#output: 2.5
```

**//**: This division operator in python, divide the number and returns a whole number and this type of division is also called as integer type division.

```
quotient = 5 // 2
print(quotient)
#output: 2
```

**Examples**: Types of Division in python

```
# Dividing an integer by an integer
print("The answer for 5/2: ")
print(5/2)
print("The answer for 5//2: ")
print(5//2)
print("\n")
# Dividing an integer by a float
print("The answer for 5/2.75: ")
print(5/2.75)
print("The answer for 5//2.75: ")
print(5//2.75)
print("\n")
#Dividing a float by an integer
print("The answer for 5.5/2: ")
print(5.5/2)
print("The answer for 5.5//2: ")
print(5.5//2)
print("\n")
#Dividing a float by an float
print("The answer for 5.5/2.5: ")
print(5.5/2.5)
print("The answer for 5.5//2.5: ")
print(5.5//2.5)
```

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