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Operator Functions in Python | Set 1
• Difficulty Level : Basic
• Last Updated : 23 Aug, 2017

Python has predefined functions for many mathematical, logical, relational, bitwise etc operations under the module “operator”. Some of the basic functions are covered in this article.

1. add(a, b) :- This functions returns addition of the given arguments.
Operation – a + b.

2. sub(a, b) :- This functions returns difference of the given arguments.
Operation – a – b.

3. mul(a, b) :- This functions returns product of the given arguments.
Operation – a * b.

 `# Python code to demonstrate working of ``# add(), sub(), mul()`` ` `# importing operator module ``import` `operator`` ` `# Initializing variables``a ``=` `4`` ` `b ``=` `3`` ` `# using add() to add two numbers``print` `(``"The addition of numbers is :"``,end``=``"");``print` `(operator.add(a, b))`` ` `# using sub() to subtract two numbers``print` `(``"The difference of numbers is :"``,end``=``"");``print` `(operator.sub(a, b))`` ` `# using mul() to multiply two numbers``print` `(``"The product of numbers is :"``,end``=``"");``print` `(operator.mul(a, b))`

Output:

```The addition of numbers is :7
The difference of numbers is :1
The product of numbers is :12
```

4. truediv(a,b) :- This functions returns division of the given arguments.
Operation – a / b.

5. floordiv(a,b) :- This functions also returns division of the given arguments. But the value is floored value i.e. returns greatest small integer.
Operation – a // b.

6. pow(a,b) :- This functions returns exponentiation of the given arguments.
Operation – a ** b.

7. mod(a,b) :- This functions returns modulus of the given arguments.
Operation – a % b.

 `# Python code to demonstrate working of ``# truediv(), floordiv(), pow(), mod()`` ` `# importing operator module ``import` `operator`` ` `# Initializing variables``a ``=` `5`` ` `b ``=` `2`` ` `# using truediv() to divide two numbers``print` `(``"The true division of numbers is : "``,end``=``"");``print` `(operator.truediv(a,b))`` ` `# using floordiv() to divide two numbers``print` `(``"The floor division of numbers is : "``,end``=``"");``print` `(operator.floordiv(a,b))`` ` `# using pow() to exponentiate two numbers``print` `(``"The exponentiation of numbers is : "``,end``=``"");``print` `(operator.``pow``(a,b))`` ` `# using mod() to take modulus of two numbers``print` `(``"The modulus of numbers is : "``,end``=``"");``print` `(operator.mod(a,b))`

Output:

```The true division of numbers is : 2.5
The floor division of numbers is : 2
The exponentiation of numbers is : 25
The modulus of numbers is : 1
```

8. lt(a, b) :- This function is used to check if a is less than b or not. Returns true if a is less than b, else returns false.
Operation – a < b.

9. le(a, b) :- This function is used to check if a is less than or equal to b or not. Returns true if a is less than or equal to b, else returns false.
Operation – a <= b.

10. eq(a, b) :- This function is used to check if a is equal to b or not. Returns true if a is equal to b, else returns false.
Operation – a == b.

 `# Python code to demonstrate working of ``# lt(), le() and eq()`` ` `# importing operator module ``import` `operator`` ` `# Initializing variables``a ``=` `3`` ` `b ``=` `3`` ` `# using lt() to check if a is less than b``if``(operator.lt(a,b)):``       ``print` `(``"3 is less than 3"``)``else` `: ``print` `(``"3 is not less than 3"``)`` ` `# using le() to check if a is less than or equal to b``if``(operator.le(a,b)):``       ``print` `(``"3 is less than or equal to 3"``)``else` `: ``print` `(``"3 is not less than or equal to 3"``)`` ` `# using eq() to check if a is equal to b``if` `(operator.eq(a,b)):``       ``print` `(``"3 is equal to 3"``)``else` `: ``print` `(``"3 is not equal to 3"``)`

Output:

```3 is not less than 3
3 is less than or equal to 3
3 is equal to 3
```

11. gt(a,b) :- This function is used to check if a is greater than b or not. Returns true if a is greater than b, else returns false.
Operation – a > b.

12. ge(a,b) :- This function is used to check if a is greater than or equal to b or not. Returns true if a is greater than or equal to b, else returns false.
Operation – a >= b.

13. ne(a,b) :- This function is used to check if a is not equal to b or is equal. Returns true if a is not equal to b, else returns false.
Operation – a != b.

 `# Python code to demonstrate working of ``# gt(), ge() and ne()`` ` `# importing operator module ``import` `operator`` ` `# Initializing variables``a ``=` `4`` ` `b ``=` `3`` ` `# using gt() to check if a is greater than b``if` `(operator.gt(a,b)):``       ``print` `(``"4 is greater than 3"``)``else` `: ``print` `(``"4 is not greater than 3"``)`` ` `# using ge() to check if a is greater than or equal to b``if` `(operator.ge(a,b)):``       ``print` `(``"4 is greater than or equal to 3"``)``else` `: ``print` `(``"4 is not greater than or equal to 3"``)`` ` `# using ne() to check if a is not equal to b``if` `(operator.ne(a,b)):``       ``print` `(``"4 is not equal to 3"``)``else` `: ``print` `(``"4 is equal to 3"``)`

Output:

```4 is greater than 3
4 is greater than or equal to 3
4 is not equal to 3
```

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