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Kopalle Narasimha engnarasimha at gmail.com
Tue Nov 28 16:46:43 CET 2006

Hello, Everyone.

I have a strange problem with floating point numbers. Please help me.
I tried the following at the python prompt:

Case 1:
>>>  4.5/2.0         #Gives quotient
Answer: 2.25

Case 2:
>>>  4.5%2.0      #Gives Remainder
Answer: 0.5

How could a floating point division give a remainder???
I think the remainder must always be zero since the quotient would be
a floating point number.
When a similar program is written in C language(i.e. to get remainder
of two floating point numbers), I received an error supporting my

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