# How to take integer input in Python

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In this tutorial, we will see how to take integer input in Python

There is difference in how you can take input in python 2.x and 3.x. You need to use `raw_input` in python 2.x and `input` in Python 3.x

In Python 3.x, `raw_input` was renamed to `input` and the Python 2.x input was removed.

As you might know, `raw_input` always returns a String object and same is the case with `input` in Python 3.x

To fix the problem, you need to explicitly make those inputs into integers by putting them in `int()` function.

## Python 3.x example

a = int(input(“Enter a number: “))
b = int(input(“Enter a number: “))

Let’s understand with the help of example.

Output:

Enter an Integer: 20
Enter an Integer: 10
Sum of a and b: 30
Multiplication of a and b: 200

## Python 2.x example

p = int(raw_input(“Enter a number: “))
q = int(raw_input(“Enter a number: “))

Let’s understand with the help of example.

Output:

Enter an Integer: 20
Enter an Integer: 10
Sum of a and b: 30
Multiplication of a and b: 200

That’s all about How to take integer input in Python.

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