Assignment Operators

Assignment Operators

We can use Assignment operators in Python to assign values to variables.

num = 10 is a simple assignment operator that assigns the value 10 on the right to the variable num on the left.

E.g

a = 10

We can combine assignment operator with some other operator to form compound assignment operator.

x += 10 ==> x = x+10
x -= 10 ==> x = x-10
x *= 10 ==> x = x*10

The following is the list of all possible compound assignment operators in Python.

= 	==> Assign value of right side of expression to left side operand
+= 	==> Add AND: Add right side operand with left side operand and then assign to left operand
-= 	==> Subtract AND: Subtract right operand from left operand and then assign to left operand
*= 	==> Multiply AND: Multiply right operand with left operand and then assign to left operand
/= 	==> Divide AND: Divide left operand with right operand and then assign to left operand
%= 	==> Modulus AND: Takes modulus using left and right operands and assign result to left operand
//= ==>	Divide(floor) AND: Divide left operand with right operand and then assign the value(floor) to left operand
**= ==>	Exponent AND: Calculate exponent(raise power) value using operands and assign value to left operand
&= 	==> Performs Bitwise AND on operands and assign value to left operand
|= 	==> Performs Bitwise OR on operands and assign value to left operand
^= 	==> Performs Bitwise xOR on operands and assign value to left operand
>>= ==> Performs Bitwise right shift on operands and assign value to left operand
<<= ==>	Performs Bitwise left shift on operands and assign value to left operand

E.g

x=10
x+=20
print(x) ==> 30

x=10
x&=5
print(x) ==> 0
Assignment Operators


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