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Homework Help: How do I turn the number 120 to 00120 in python?

  1. Jan 3, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    I need to know how to change the format of a number in python

    for example if I have a integer variable, xstart=0.
    If i were to print(xstart) I want it to show 00000
    and if I were to add 120 to xstart
    then print it
    print(xstart) I want it to show 00120


    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 3, 2012 #2


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    You mean something like this?

    print('%05d' % xstart)

    It is possible to look these things up. That would be a good skill to acquire.
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2012
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