## Python Assignment Operators

Python Assignment operators assign values to variables. The right operand's value is assigned to the left operand. Like

A = 44

Here, A is assigned the value 44 using ('=') the python's assignment operator.

Python also provides the compound assignment feature. These are explained in the below-given table.

Assignment operators in Python are:

Operators Operations Examples
= It assigns the right operand's value to the left operand x=5
My_list = [1,5,99,65]
t = 'ab' + 'c'
+= Add the left operand's value to the right operand, then assign it to the left operand A=5
A+=2 (returns 7)
B=9
B+=9 (returns 18)
-= Subtract the right operand from the left operand, then assign it to the left operand A=7
A-=2 (returns 5)
B=9
B-=9 (returns 0)
*= Multiply the left operand's value with the right operand's value, then assign it to the left operand A=7
A*=2 (returns 14)
B=9
B*=9 (returns 81)
/= Divide the left operand's value with the right operand, then assign it to the left operand A=7
A/=2 (returns 3.5)
B=9
B/=9 (returns 1)
//= Truncated operator divides the left operand by the right operand then assign to the left operand A=7
A//=2 (returns 3)
B=9
B//=9 (returns 2)
%= Divide the left operand's value by the right operand, then assign the remainder to the left operand A=4
A%=3 (returns 1)
B=8
B%=2 (returns 0)
**= The left operand's value raised to the power equal to the right operand, then assign it to the left operand A=2
A**=2 (returns 4)
B=5
B**=3 (returns 125)
&= &(Bitwise and) the left operand's value is added with the right operand then assign to the left operand A = 2
B = 4
A &= B(returns 0)
|= | (Bitwise or) the left operand's value is bitwise OR with the right operand then assign to the left operand A = 2
B = 4
A |= B(returns 6)
^= ^ (Bitwise xor) the left operand to the right operand then assign to the left operand A = 2
B = 4
A ^= B(returns 6)
>>= This operator right shift the left operand's value to the number of positions equal to the right operand, then assign it to the left operand A = 2
B = 4
A >>= B(returns 0)
<<= This operator shifts the left operand's value to the number of positions equal to the right operand, then assign it to the left operand A = 2
B = 4
A <<= B(returns 32)