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Aswin Barath

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# Assignment Operators in python

Assignment operators are used to assigning values to variables.

That is to store values in variables we use = assignment operator.

Output:

3.14

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

## Here's the Code and Output

9
6
18
6.0

64
1
0

2
3

0
3
24

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.