Python 2.7.6 help with modules

Scott W Dunning swdunning at
Sat Feb 8 06:53:24 CET 2014

On Feb 7, 2014, at 10:10 PM, Chris Angelico <rosuav at> wrote:

> It might be easiest to think in terms of a single "divide into
> quotient and remainder" operation. Let's leave aside
> weeks/days/hours/minutes/seconds and split a number up into its
> digits. (This is actually not as useless as you might think; in low
> level programming, this is how to display a number on the screen, for
> instance.)
> number = int(raw_input("Enter a five-digit number: "))
> Now we begin to split it up:
> foo = number % 10
> bar = number / 10

> Do you know, without running the code, what 'foo' and 'bar' will be?
> Give those two variables better names (hint: one of them would be
> appropriately named "last_digit"), and then work on some more pieces
> of the puzzle.

So, if I use the five digit # 50000, bar = 5000, and foo = 0 because there is no remainder after dividing by 10?  Does it make a difference weather foo or bar are written first?  

Thanks for the help Chris!  


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