# Get last 3 digits of a number in Python

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In this tutorial, we are going to learn about how to get the last 3 digits of a number in Python with the help of examples.

In Python, strings are the sequence of characters, where the index of the last character is `0`the second character is `2`third character is `3` and the last character index `-1`.

Consider, we have the following number:

To get the last 3 digits of a number:

1. Convert the number to a string using the str() function.

2. Use the slicing syntax `[-3:]` to access the last 3 characters of a string.

3. Convert the result back to a number to get the last 3 digits of the number.

Here is an example:

``````pin = 67683
last_two_str = str(pin)[-3:]

result = int(last_two_str)
print(result)``````

Output:

In the example above, first we converted the number to a string. So that we can use the slicing syntax on it.

You can access the characters of a string, by using the slicing syntax and specifying an `start` and `stop` index.

`str[pin][-3:]`here we only passed the start index to the slicing syntax, so it starts slicing the characters from a position -3, and all the way to the end.

Note: Negative indexes are used to get data from the end of a string.

At last we have used the int() function to convert the string to a number.

or You can get the last 3 digits of a number, by dividing the number by 1000 using modulo operator `%`.

Here is an example:

``````pin = 67683
last_two_digits = pin % 1000

print(last_two_digits) ``````

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