This tutorial discusses the “TypeError: unsupported operand type(s) for /: str and int” in Python. This kind of error arises when we perform a mathematical operation between an integer and a string value. You need to convert the string to a number to work around this problem. We will walk through some examples for your better understanding.

**Why does this error occur?**

We all know that integers and strings are distinct data types in Python and almost any other programming language. Therefore, we cannot perform a mathematical operation between an integer and a string value.

As a result, when you try to divide a string for an integer or vice versa, you will receive the error message: “TypeError: unsupported operand type(s) for /: str and int”.

Here is an example of how this error occurs:

strValue = '2022' numValue = 2 result = strValue / numValue print(f'The quotient is: {result}')

**Error:**

`TypeError: unsupported operand type(s) for /: 'str' and 'int'`

**Solved – TypeError: unsupported operand type(s) for /: str and int**

The solution to this problem is very simple. All you need to do is convert the string to a number (float or integer).

To cast the ‘string’ type to the ‘int’ type, you can use the int() function.

strValue = '2022' numValue = 2 # Cast the 'strValue' to an integer result = int(strValue) / numValue print(f'The quotient is: {result}')

**Output:**

`The quotient is: 1011.0`

To cast the ‘string’ type to the ‘float’ type, you can use the int() function.

strValue = '2022' numValue = 2 # Cast the 'strValue' to a float result = float(strValue) / numValue print(f'The quotient is: {result}')

**Output:**

`The quotient is: 1011.0`

It should be noted that in case you enter a value for a variable by the input() function, by default, input() returns a string. In this case, you also need to use the int()/float() function to convert the value to a number. For example:

numValue = int(input("Enter your number :"))

**Summary**

To sum up, we just shared with you the solution to the “TypeError: unsupported operand type(s) for /: str and int” error in Python. To work around this issue, you can use the float() or int() function to convert the string value to a number before performing the division. That’s the end of this article. We hope the solution provided will be helpful to you.

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