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Conditional Statements in Python

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Conditional Statements in Python

# Operators Precendence

Python has priorities in which order the operations are performed. You must use parentheses to change the order of calculations.

However, if you do not use parentheses, the priorities in the operators are as follows:

The precedence among logical operators:

Let's clarify this with example:

In the code above, you can see that the expressions only differ because of the parentheses, leading to completely different outcomes. Let's break it down:

• `first_result` is showing that `and` has higher precedence than `or`, resulting in True;
• `second_result` uses parentheses to force `True or False` to evaluate first, then applies `and False`, resulting in False;
• `third_result` shows that `not` has the highest precedence, making the expression equivalent to (not True) or False, resulting in False.

Create a program that checks whether a given year is a leap year. A leap year is divisible by 4 but not divisible by 100, except if it's also divisible by 400. The program should output either 'Leap year' or 'Not a leap year' accordingly.

1. The main condition of the leap year is that year must be divided by 4. Use `year % 4 == 0`;
2. The second condition is that the year must not be divided by 100. Use `year % 100 != 0`;
3. But if the year is divisible by 400 is the leap year. Use `year % 400 == 0`.

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Section 1. Chapter 6

# Operators Precendence

Python has priorities in which order the operations are performed. You must use parentheses to change the order of calculations.

However, if you do not use parentheses, the priorities in the operators are as follows:

The precedence among logical operators:

Let's clarify this with example:

In the code above, you can see that the expressions only differ because of the parentheses, leading to completely different outcomes. Let's break it down:

• `first_result` is showing that `and` has higher precedence than `or`, resulting in True;
• `second_result` uses parentheses to force `True or False` to evaluate first, then applies `and False`, resulting in False;
• `third_result` shows that `not` has the highest precedence, making the expression equivalent to (not True) or False, resulting in False.

1. The main condition of the leap year is that year must be divided by 4. Use `year % 4 == 0`;
2. The second condition is that the year must not be divided by 100. Use `year % 100 != 0`;
3. But if the year is divisible by 400 is the leap year. Use `year % 400 == 0`.