TypeError unsupported operand type s for - str and str

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Hi. I am new to Python and I am practicing to code. But I am facing some issues.

>>> a=input('>')
>3
>>> b=input('>')
>5
>>> print(b-a)
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
TypeError: unsupported operand type(s) for -: 'str' and 'str'
>>>

Please help me solve this error

May 13, 2019 in Python by Tina

edited Jun 25, 2020 by MD 69,304 views
Please declare the data type to your variable like int or float else python by default takes as string

3 answers to this question.

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Hi. This error is caused because you are trying to do a subtraction between two strings. When you take the input, the input data is stored as a string by default. To apply subtraction, you can change the type into int(or float)

print(int(b)-int(a))
answered May 13, 2019 by Anjali
thank you, i had the same concern and you helped me ;)
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By turning them into integers instead:

percent = (int(pyc) / int(tpy)) * 100;

In python 3, the input() function returns a string. Always. This is a change from Python 2; the raw_input() function was renamed to input().

answered Dec 11, 2020 by Gitika
• 65,850 points
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& is "bitwise and" operand in Python, you should use and instead

from wiki.python.org:

x & y : Does a "bitwise and". Each bit of the output is 1 if the corresponding bit of x AND of y is 1, otherwise it's 0.

"bitwise and" works like this:

>>> 1 & 0
0
>>> 0 & 0
0
>>> 1 & 1
1
answered Dec 11, 2020 by Rajiv
• 8,910 points

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