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# Python: Moves the specified amount of elements to the start of the list

## Python List: Exercise - 263 with Solution

Write a Python program to move the specified number of elements to the start of the given list.

Use slice notation to get the two slices of the list and combine them before returning.

Sample Solution:

Python Code:

``````def move_start(nums, offset):
return nums[-offset:] + nums[:-offset]
print(move_start([1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8], 3))
print(move_start([1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8], -3))
print(move_start([1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8], 8))
print(move_start([1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8], -8))
print(move_start([1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8], 7))
print(move_start([1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8], -7))
```
```

Sample Output:

```[6, 7, 8, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
[4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 1, 2, 3]
[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8]
[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8]
[2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 1]
[8, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]
```

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## Python: Tips of the Day

Floor Division:

When we speak of division we normally mean (/) float division operator, this will give a precise result in float format with decimals.

For a rounded integer result there is (//) floor division operator in Python. Floor division will only give integer results that are round numbers.

```print(1000 // 300)
print(1000 / 300)```

Output:

```3
3.3333333333333335```