by Sai gowtham

Get the first two digits of a number in Python

In this tutorial, we are going to learn about how to get the first two digits of a number in Python with the help of examples.

In Python, strings are the sequence of characters, where the index of the first character is 0, the second character is 1, third character is 3 and the last character index -1.

Consider, we have a following number:

pin = 67683

To get the first two digits of a number:

  1. Convert the number to a string using the str() Function.

  2. Use the slicing syntax [:2] to access the first two characters of a string.

  3. Convert the result back to a number to get the first two digits of the number.

Here is an example:

pin = 67683
first_two_str = str(pin)[:2]

result = int(first_two_str) # str to int
print(result)

Output:

67

In the example above, first we converted the number to a string, so we can use the slicing syntax on it.

You can access the characters of a string, by using the slicing syntax and specifying an start and stop index (excluded from output).

str[pin][:2], here we only passed stop index, so it starts the slicing from index 0 and ends before index 2.

At last we have used the int() function to convert the string to a number.

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