# Python 2.7.6 help with modules

Scott W Dunning swdunning at cox.net
Mon Feb 10 05:17:52 CET 2014

```On Feb 8, 2014, at 11:30 PM, Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:

I have one more question on this if you don’t mind.  I’m a bit confused on how it works this way without it being in seconds?  I’ll answer below each step of how it seems to work to me.

> How to do it from the small end up:
>
> time = int(raw_input("Enter number of seconds: "))
> seconds = time % 60
So here it takes say 1000000 and divides it by 60 to put in seconds and spits out the remainder?  1000000 / 60 is approximately 16666 with a remainder of about 40, which would be the correct amount for seconds.  From there I get a little lost.

> time /= 60
Then we take the remainder (40) from above and divide that by 60?  Already it’s confusing me.

> minutes = time % 60
Are we still using the new number from above for time and dividing that by 60 and using the remainder for minutes?

> time /= 60

Then taking the remainder from the line above and so on and so on…?

> hours = time % 24
> time /= 24
> days = time % 7
> time /= 7
> weeks = time
> # Alternative way to format for display:
> print("%d weeks, %d days, %02d:%02d:%02d"%(weeks,days,hours,minutes,seconds))
>
Also, would it work the same way with smaller divisors the other way around (from weeks - seconds)?

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