# Python Program to Add Two Numbers in Multiple Ways

|In this Python article, we will cover the program to add two numbers in Python.

## 1. How to Add 2 Numbers in Python?

We use arithmetic operators for numerous operations. Among such arithmetic operators, there exists an **addition** operator.

This simple addition can be implemented in multiple ways for example by using normal addition, a function, bitwise operator, etc.

Some of the topics which will be helpful for understanding the program implementation better are:

### 1.1. Addition of Two Numbers using Addition (+) Arithmetic Operator

Let’s add two numbers from the basic method by using the addition operator.

#Add two numbers using + operator num1 = int(input("Enter the First number: ")) num2 = int(input("Enter the Second number: ")) res = num1 + num2 print("The result after adding the given two numbers is: ",res)

OutputEnter the First number: 34 Enter the Second number: 56 The result after adding the given two numbers is: 90

In the above program, the user will provide the value for the First number(`num1`

) and for the second number(`num2`

) and then the result of the sum will be provided as the output.

### 1.2. Addition of Two Numbers using Function

Let’s update the previous program to use a Function to add two numbers.

#Add two numbers using + operator def add_numbers(num2,num1): return num1 + num2 num1 = int(input("Enter the First number: ")) num2 = int(input("Enter the Second number: ")) print("The result after adding the given two numbers is: ", add_numbers(num1, num2))

OutputEnter the First number: 22 Enter the Second number: 77 The result after adding the given two numbers is: 99

In the above program, we have used the function `add_numbers`

and specified the position of the arguments in the brackets.

### 1.3. Addition of Two Numbers Specified by the User

Let’s see a simpler way and direct way of adding two variables; variables value will be self-declared and it will not be taken from the user.

#Add two numbers using + operator num1 = 3 num2 = 6 print(num1 + num2)

Output9

Let’s add two values using the string

method.**.format**

#Add two numbers using + operator with .format manner num1 = input("Enter the First number: ") num2 = input("Enter the Second number: ") n1 = float(num1) n2 = float(num2) print("The sum of {0} and {1} is {2}".format(n1, n2, n1+n2))

OutputEnter the First number: 3.56 Enter the Second number: 8.76 The sum of 3.56 and 8.76 is 12.32

In the above program, the values were first taken as string input and then typecasted into float values. The `{0}`

will take the first value in` .format`

, followed by `{1}`

will take the second value in `.format`

and so on.

## 2. Addition of Two Numbers using Bitwise Operator

We can add two numbers using the Bitwise Operator such as XOR and AND. *Bitwise operator converts numbers in bits.*

The sum can be obtained using the Bitwise **XOR** calculation and the carry can be obtained using Bitwise **AND** calculation. Let’s implement the question using one program.

# Add two numbers using Bitwise Operator def add_two_numbers(n1, n2): if n2 == 0: return n1 else: return add_two_numbers(n1 ^ n2, (n1 & n2) << 1) n1 = int(input("Enter first number: ")) n2 = int(input("Enter second number: ")) print("The sum is:", add_two_numbers(n1, n2))

OutputEnter first number: 34 Enter second number: 90 The sum is: 124

Here, in the above program, we have used the recursion method in the defined function.

## 3. Conclusion

In this article, we discussed how to add two numbers simply using the addition {+} arithmetic operator as well as without using the addition operator i.e. Bitwise Operator.

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