# floor division operator

To calculate the floor division, we should use // operator.

## Floor in Mathematics

floor(x) = The largest integer which is less than or equal to x.

floor(4) = 4

floor(4.5) = 4

floor(4.9) = 4

## Need of floor division

In Python, the normal division always returns a float value. i.e with fractional part.

#### Example

10 / 2 will return 5.0.

20 / 5 will return 4.0

## Floor division

If we expect integer result from the division operation, we should use // operator (floor division operator).

Example

#Floor division in python #Normal division print(5 / 2) #it will return 2.5 #Floor division print(5 // 2) #it will return 2

Basically, it removes the fractional part from the result of a normal division.