We would get this error because “foo” cannot be multiplied by anything other than another string or integer value. The best way to resolve this is to convert the string into either an integer or a float before performing any calculations on it.
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What is a TypeError in Python?
TypeError is a Python exception that gets raised when we try to perform an operation on a value whose data type does not support that operation. For instance, if you try to concatenate an integer and a string, the TypeError will be raised. In this blog post, we’ll find out what TypeErrors are and how they affect our code.
As an example, let’s say we have the following code:
value_1 = '75' value_2 = 0.2 result = (value_1*value_2) print('Result: ',result);
Accepting a user input in the form of a floating-point value rather than a string will prevent the TypeError mentioned above.
You can’t just take user input as a float. The float() function, which returns a float value, can be used to convert the input string into a float value.
value_1 = '75' value_2 = 0.2 result = (float(value_1)*value_2) print('Result: ',result);
In Conclusion, TypeError can’t multiply sequence by non-int of type ‘float’ is usually raised when you try to multiply a float and something else. It can happen for any number of reasons, but the most common one is trying to perform math on text values like strings or numbers that are not integers or floats. The best way to solve this problem would be to cast these items into their respective types before performing the calculation.