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# How To Make A Simple Calculator in Python

If you're new to Python, here is a simple project for you! Create an extremely simple Calculator to improve your skills! In this article, I will show you how to make one.

### Making The Inputs

Here, we need to create three inputs for the user to input their desired values.

First we create `num1`, i.e the first number the user needs to calculate.

`````` num1 = int(input("❯ Enter The First Number: "))
``````

Second, we create `operator` so that the user can input the operator. For example, if the user need to multiply, they can simply enter `*`.

``````operator = (input("❯ Enter '+', '-', '*' or '/' "))
``````

Lastly for the inputs, we create `num2`, i.e the second number the user needs to calculate.

``````num2 = int(input("❯ Enter The Second Number: "))
``````

Do not forget to add `int`(integer) before the inputs!

### Writing Logic

Now we are going to code the logic behind that calculator.

#### If Statements

Using `if` statements, we are going to code so that the calculator respectively adds, subtracts, multiplies or divides.

``````if operator == '+':
``````

#### Subtraction

``````if operator == '-':
``````

#### Multiplication

``````if operator == '*':
``````

#### Division

``````if operator == '/':
``````

That's it for the logic!

### The Final Step

That last thing you need to do is print it!

``````print("❯ The Answer Is " + str(answer))
``````

Again make sure `str`(string) is there!

And that's it, the calculator has been successfully completed!
Congratulations on this project and happy learning!

Here is the finished product: 