Python divmod()

The divmod() method takes two numbers and returns a pair of numbers (a tuple) consisting of their quotient and remainder.

The syntax of divmod() is:

divmod(x, y)

divmod() Parameters

The divmod() takes two parameters:

  • x - a non-complex number (numerator)
  • y - a non-complex number (denominator)

Return Value from divmod()

The divmod() returns

  • (q, r) - a pair of numbers (a tuple) consisting of quotient q and remainder r

If x and y are integers, the return value from divmod() is same as (a // b, x % y).

If either x or y is a float, the result is (q, x%y). Here, q is the whole part of the quotient.


Example: How divmod() works in Python?

print('divmod(8, 3) = ', divmod(8, 3))
print('divmod(3, 8) = ', divmod(3, 8))
print('divmod(5, 5) = ', divmod(5, 5))

# divmod() with Floats
print('divmod(8.0, 3) = ', divmod(8.0, 3))
print('divmod(3, 8.0) = ', divmod(3, 8.0))
print('divmod(7.5, 2.5) = ', divmod(7.5, 2.5))
print('divmod(2.6, 0.5) = ', divmod(2.6, 0.5))

When you run the program, the output will be:

divmod(8, 3) =  (2, 2)
divmod(3, 8) =  (0, 3)
divmod(5, 5) =  (1, 0)
divmod(8.0, 3) =  (2.0, 2.0)
divmod(3, 8.0) =  (0.0, 3.0)
divmod(7.5, 2.5) =  (3.0, 0.0)
divmod(2.6, 0.5) =  (5.0, 0.10000000000000009)