# Python Program to Divide Two Numbers

## Getting Started

The task is to divide one number by another number in python. For example,

If a = 10 and b = 2, then output is 10 / 2 = 5.

We can do so in multiple ways –

## Simple Approach

We can simply use division operator (i.e. / operator) in python to divide two numbers in python. For example,

```
y1 = 10.2
y2 = 2

result = y1 / y2  # Divide using / operator
print("Result:", result)
```

Output:

```
Result: 5.1
```

## Using User Input

If we need to take input from user and then divide two numbers, we can do so as below –

```
y1 = int(input("Enter a number"))
y2 = float(input("Enter another number"))

result = y1 / y2
print("{0} / {1} is {2}" .format(y1, y2, result))
```

Output:

```
Enter a number
15
Enter another number
3.0
15 / 3.0 is 5.0
```

## Using User Input (Command Line Arguments)

If we need to take input from command line arguments and then find out division between two numbers in python, we can do as shown below –

• #### Method 1

```
import sys
y1, y2 = sys.argv[1:3]
result = float(y1) / int(y2)
print("Result:", result)
```

Output:

```
4.1
```

Run above code with command line arguments as 12.3 and 3.

• #### Method 2

```
import sys
y1, y2 = sys.argv[1:]
result = float(y1) / int(y2)
print("Result:", result)
```

Output:

```
4.1
```

Run above code with command line arguments as 12.3 and 3.

## Using Lambda

We can wrap logic to divide two numbers in a lambda function in python as shown below –

```
if __name__ == "__main__" :
y1 = 76.82
y2 = 2.49

# Divide two numbers
divide_twoNumbers = lambda y1, y2 : y1 / y2
print("Result:", divide_twoNumbers(y1, y2))
```

Output:

```
Result: 30.85
```

## Using Function

If we want to write logic to divide two numbers in a function, we can do so as shown below –

```
def divideNumbers(y1, y2):
return y1 / y2

print("Result:", divideNumbers(142, 28))
```

Output:

```
Result: 5.07
```

That’s how we can write python program to divide two numbers with examples.

Reference: Division

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