# python – How do you check whether a number is divisible by another number?

## python – How do you check whether a number is divisible by another number?

You do this using the modulus operator, `%`

``````n % k == 0
``````

evaluates true if and only if `n` is an exact multiple of `k`. In elementary maths this is known as the remainder from a division.

In your current approach you perform a division and the result will be either

• always an integer if you use integer division, or
• always a float if you use floating point division.

Its just the wrong way to go about testing divisibility.

You can simply use `%` Modulus operator to check divisibility.
For example: `n % 2 == 0` means n is exactly divisible by 2 and `n % 2 != 0` means n is not exactly divisible by 2.

#### python – How do you check whether a number is divisible by another number?

You can use % operator to check divisiblity of a given number

The code to check whether given no. is divisible by 3 or 5 when no. less than 1000 is given below:

``````n=0
while n<1000:
if n%3==0 or n%5==0:
print n,is multiple of 3 or 5
n=n+1
``````