# [Tutor] Help!

James Reynolds eire1130 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 3 22:58:17 CET 2011

```This isn't so much as a python problem as it is a simple math problem, and I
feel you are being lazy, but in the offchance you're having problems with
the '/' operator:

cooloff = (numitems/143)*313

total = cooloff + seconds

I think you are using python 2.6 (and I guess 2.7) or older based on your
print statement. I could be totally wrong, in which case numitems/143 will
not work correctly. In 2.6 and older the / operator does floor division.

You are almost assuredly going to get flamed for not having a descriptive
title and for asking what is obviously homework questions

On Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 4:28 PM, Andrew Bouchot <andy.a.bouchot at gmail.com>wrote:

> okay so this is my comp sci lab
>
> *
>
> Problem:
> *ProductionTime.py It takes exactly 2 minutes and 7 second to produce an
> item. Unfortunately, after 143 items are produced, the fabricator must cool
> off for 5 minutes and 13 seconds before it can continue. Write a program
> that will calculate the amount of time required to manufacture a given
> number of items. *
>
> Output:
> *Output the amount of time D days HH:MM:SS *
>
> Sample Input :
> *
>
> numItems =1340 Represents the numbers items to be manufactured
> *
>
> Sample Output :
> *
>
> 2 days 00:03:17
>
>
>
> this is the coding i have written for it!
>
> numitems= int(raw_input("Enter the number of items needed to be
> manufactured:"))
> seconds=numitems*127
> m, s = divmod(seconds, 60)
> h, m = divmod(m, 60)
> print "%d:%02d:%02d" % (h, m, s)
>
> but how would i add the 5 min and 13 seconds after 143 items have been
> produced???
>
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