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The __coerce__ method

__coerce__(self, other)

Called to implement mixed-mode numeric arithmetic. Should either return a 2-tuple containing self and other converted to a common numeric type, or None if conversion is impossible. When the common type would be the type of other, it is sufficient to return None, since the interpreter will also ask the other object to attempt a coercion (but sometimes, if the implementation of the other type cannot be changed, it is useful to do the conversion to the other type here). A return value of NotImplemented is equivalent to returning None.