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# Python program to compute arithmetic operation from String

• Last Updated : 01 Oct, 2020

Given a String with the multiplication of elements, convert to the summation of these multiplications.

Input : test_str = ‘5×10, 9×10, 7×8’
Output : 196
Explanation : 50 + 90 + 56 = 196.

Input : test_str = ‘5×10, 9×10’
Output : 140
Explanation : 50 + 90 = 140.

Method 1 : Using map() + mul + sum() + split()

The combination of the above functions can be used to solve this problem. In this, we perform summation using sum() and multiplication using mul(), split() is used to split elements for creating operands for multiplication. The map() is used to extend the logic to multiplication to each computation.

## Python3

 `# importing module``from` `operator ``import` `mul`` ` `# initializing string``test_str ``=` `'5x6, 9x10, 7x8'`` ` `# printing original string``print``(``"The original string is : "` `+` `str``(test_str))`` ` `# sum() is used to sum the product of each computation``res ``=` `sum``(mul(``*``map``(``int``, ele.split(``'x'``))) ``for` `ele ``in` `test_str.split(``', '``))`` ` `# printing result``print``(``"The computed summation of products : "` `+` `str``(res))`
Output
```The original string is : 5x6, 9x10, 7x8
The computed summation of products : 176

```

Method 2 : Using eval() + replace()

In this, we convert multiplication symbol to the operator for multiplication(‘*‘), similarly, comma symbol is converted to arithmetic “+” symbol. Then eval() performs internal computations and returns the result.

## Python3

 `# initializing string``test_str ``=` `'5x6, 9x10, 7x8'`` ` `# printing original string``print``(``"The original string is : "` `+` `str``(test_str))`` ` `# using replace() to create eval friendly string``temp ``=` `test_str.replace(``','``, ``'+'``).replace(``'x'``, ``'*'``)`` ` `# using eval() to get the required result``res ``=` `eval``(temp)`` ` `# printing result``print``(``"The computed summation of products : "` `+` `str``(res))`
Output
```The original string is : 5x6, 9x10, 7x8
The computed summation of products : 176

```

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