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minimallinux Group Title

I cant find the definition for divisor anywhere, for this divisor = 2 for num in range(0, 10, 2):

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  1. bwCA Group Title
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    you have defined divisor as 2 you have assigned 2 to divisor divisor in this instance is a 'variable' pointing to the integer 2 http://python.net/~goodger/projects/pycon/2007/idiomatic/handout.html#other-languages-have-variables

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  2. goformit100 Group Title
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    POST THE QUESTION IN THE MATHEMATICS SECTION

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  3. minimallinux Group Title
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    Actually what I meant was 'what does divisor mean in the context of the whole loop, which finishes with print(num / divisor)

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  4. bwCA Group Title
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    the shell is a great place to try things out http://dpaste.com/810583/

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  5. minimallinux Group Title
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    That's what I meant, knowing that divisor is simply the number by which the original numbers are divided by, of course its obvious in retrospect !

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    Actually still not entirely sure about this one

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    Is ' num in range(0,10,2') refer to range 0 to 10 but every alternate number, then that divide by the divisor, which is 2 ?

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    Thanks

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    No. When range is called with three arguments, the. first is start value, the second is end value and the third is the step. num in range( 0 , 10, 2 ) will give 0, 2, 4, 6, 8

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  10. minimallinux Group Title
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    So the last value is step or stride

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    When called with three arguments, yes.

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