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The Python code above creates a simple program that allows users to enter two numbers to add together, and then prints the result on the screen.
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Explanation of the code
- The first two lines of the program use the
input()function to prompt the user to enter two numbers. The function
input()returns a string, so we store the user input in the variables
num1 = input("Enter the first number: ")
num2 = input("Enter the second number: ")
- Since the
input()function returns a string, we need to convert the inputs to integers so that we can add them together. We do this using the
int()function and re-assign the values to
num1 = int(num1)
num2 = int(num2)
- We add the numbers together and store the result in a variable called
result = num1 + num2
- Finally, we use the
print()function to display the result to the user. The
print()function takes one or more arguments and prints them to the console.print(“The sum of”, num1, “and”, num2, “is”, result)
So when the program is run, the user is prompted to enter two numbers, the inputs are converted to integers, the numbers are added together, and the result is printed to the console in a message that tells the user what the sum of the numbers isFinally, we use the
print() function to display the result to the user. The
print() function takes one or more arguments and prints them to the console.