# Python `divmod(a,b)`

`divmod()`

is a built-in function in Python 3, which returns the quotient and remainder when dividing the number `a`

by the number `b`

. It takes two numbers as arguments `a`

& `b`

. The argument can’t be a complex number.

## Argument

It takes two arguments `a`

& `b`

- an integer, or a decimal number.It can’t be a complex number.

## Return Value

The return value will be the pair of positive numbers consisting of quotient and remainder obtained by dividing `a`

by `b`

. In case of mixed operand types, rules for binary arithmetic operators will be applied.

For **Integer number arguments**, return value will be same as `(a // b, a % b)`

.

For **Decimal number arguments**, return value will be same as `(q, a % b)`

, where `q`

is usually **math.floor(a / b)** but may be 1 less than that.

## Code Sample

```
print(divmod(5,2)) # prints (2,1)
print(divmod(13.5,2.5)) # prints (5.0, 1.0)
q,r = divmod(13.5,2.5) # Assigns q=quotient & r= remainder
print(q) # prints 5.0 because math.floor(13.5/2.5) = 5.0
print(r) # prints 1.0 because (13.5 % 2.5) = 1.0
```