### Re-Assigning values to Variables

Assignment operators are used to assign values to variables:

`a = 5`

is a simple assignment operator that assigns the value 5 on the right to the variable a on the left. There are various compound operators in Python like `a += 5`

that adds to the variable and later assigns the same.

Operator | Implicit Example | Explicit Example | English Conversion |
---|---|---|---|

= | x = 5 | x = 5 | Set equal to |

+= | x += 3 | x = x + 3 | x equals x plus … |

-= | x -= 3 | x = x - 3 | x equals x minus … |

*= | x *= 3 | x = x * 3 | x equals x times … |

/= | x /= 3 | x = x / 3 | x equals x divided … |

%= | x %= 3 | x = x % 3 | x equals x modulus … |

//= | x //= 3 | x = x // 3 | x equals x integer division … |

**= | x **= 3 | x = x ** 3 | x equals x to the power of … |

### Examples of using this

`# Declare the variable x x = 5 # Update the variable x += 5 # Print it print(x)`