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Assignment Operators in python

aswin2001barath profile image Aswin Barath Updated on ・1 min read

Assignment operators are used to assigning values to variables.

That is to store values in variables we use = assignment operator.
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3.14
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OK, now comes the real fun.
Have ever been tired to use x = x + 5, where we type the variable x twice?
There's actually a shortcut for this called Augmented assignment operators.

Augmented assignment operators can be used as a replacement as follows:

x += 3     --->    x = x + 3    
x -= 3     --->    x = x - 3    
x *= 3     --->    x = x * 3    
x /= 3     --->    x = x / 3    
x %= 3     --->    x = x % 3    
x //= 3    --->    x = x // 3   
x **= 3    --->    x = x ** 3   
x &= 3     --->    x = x & 3    
x |= 3     --->    x = x | 3    
x ^= 3     --->    x = x ^ 3    
x >>= 3    --->    x = x >> 3   
x <<= 3    --->    x = x << 3
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Here's the Code and Output

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9
6
18
6.0
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64
1
0
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2
3
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0
3
24
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Quick Note: The code snippets reuses the same variable to assign with different arithmetic operations / bitwise operations / shift operations.

So, while coding makes sure you practice to use print statements after each operation.

Code along and have fun ;)

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