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Lakshya Tyagi
Lakshya Tyagi

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What will be the output of given python code?

a, b = 12, 5
if a+b:
    print('True')
else:
    print('False')
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Dave Cridland • Edited on

All these answers are saying True, and that's right, but many of them suggest if an integer is greater than zero it's True, and that's not quite right - in effect, a coercion of an integer to boolean is performing x != 0, so negative numbers also end up as True:

> python3
Python 3.8.5 (default, Jul 28 2020, 12:59:40) 
[GCC 9.3.0] on linux
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> bool(1)
True
>>> bool(0)
False
>>> bool(-1)
True
>>> 
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Maxim Mosin

'True' because 12+5=17 (int) and bool(int>0) = True

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Ugbem Job

Result will be 'True' because by default, all Python Boolean values greater than 0 result to True.

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ProMikeCoder2020

Via the decoupling a becames 12 and b becames 5 thus their joined sum becames 17. Since 17 is a truthy value it passed the if check and thus prints True

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Srikanth Dontha

True

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Nail

True

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Sambhav-Jindal-github

True as int value is 17 which is greater than 0, and in python all boolean values greater than 0 given true output.

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