Posted April 8, 2015 · Report post floor division is a mathematical division that rounds down to nearest integer. 89 / 45 gives 1.9777777777777779 meanwhile 89//45 gives 1 why not 2 ? 2 is the nearest integer to 1,97777777777777777779 and not 1 so normally it should give 2 not 1 98.45//56.54 gives 1.0 why not 1 ? why 1.0 I consider it as a mistake from the people who invented python as it must give 1 and not 1.0 for example 90/45 = 2.0 meanwhile 90//45 gives 2 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

Posted April 8, 2015 · Report post If you want rounding then you use a rounding function. Another option is a formatting function. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

Posted April 8, 2015 · Report post You even quoted the exact definition: floor division is a mathematical division that rounds down to nearest integer.What do you think "rounds down to the nearest integer" means? Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

Posted April 8, 2015 (edited) · Report post 1,97 is between 1 and 2 and the nearest number to 1,97 is 2 so 1,97 when rounded to the nearest , it becomes 2 and not 1 . and 1,97 is rounded up not down because the last digit is greater than 5 What do you say about that? Edited April 8, 2015 by hisoka Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

Posted April 8, 2015 · Report post I say that you need to be better at reading: floor division is a mathematical division that rounds down to nearest integer.Floor always rounds down. That's why it is called floor. 1 person likes this Share this post Link to post Share on other sites