You can also work with numbers in Python. If you want to do some simple math (or even complicated math) try this: #!/usr/local/bin/python #this line must be included in every program print 1 + 1 print 4 * 4 print 6 – 2 print 8 / 2 print 10 ** 2 print (1 + 1) * 2 The above code demonstrates a list of expressions. It would print out the following: 2 16 4 4 100 4 If you want to mix numbers and text together, you could do this: #!/usr/local/bin/python #this line must be included in every program print “Spam costs two dollars.” print “If you bought two spams it would cost”, 2 + 2 print “If you order two spams but one is bad” print “Your refund would be”, 4  2 print “Of course we do catering as well” print “We charge 1.25 cents for more than 100 spams.” print “So a thousand spams would cost you”, 1.25 * 1000 print “Spam to the third power is”, 2 * 2 * 2 This prints out the following: Spam costs two dollars. If you bought two spams it would cost 4 If you order two spams but one is bad Your refund would be 2 Of course we do catering as well We charge 1.25 cents for more than 100 spams. So a thousand spams would cost you 1250 Spam to the third power is 8 You will notice that some of the above statements have two arguments. A good example is the second line: “If you bought two spams it would cost”, 2 + 2. The text part is one argument, and then the math (or expression) is a second. When you use more than one argument, you must separate them using a comma. You will also note that the expression 2 + 2 is not surrounded by quotations. If it were, then the program would have printed: If you bought two spams it would cost 2+2. Since there are no quotes, it sees it as a mathematical expression and prints the result instead.
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