Basic Math Operations in Python: Four Ops in One Line

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What is the output of this code snippet?

x = 50*2 + (60-20)/4

The Python interpreter is a powerful tool. In this puzzle, it acts as a simple calculator. It takes a basic mathematical expression and calculates the result.

The syntax of maths expressions is straightforward: use the operators +, -, * and / exactly as you have learned them in school. The Python interpreter will handle basic rules such as multiplication before addition for you.

Note that a common mistake here is that people write the result as an integer rather than as a float. This can lead to difficult bugs in the code in a dynamically typed language such as Python. A dynamically typed language assigns the type of a variable at runtime and not at compile time like Java.

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