**✓ Variables**

```
# Variable assignment
>>> message = 'And now for something completely different'
>>> n = 17
>>> pi = 3.1415926535897932
#Identifying variable type
>>> type(message)
<type 'str'>
>>> type(n)
<type 'int'>
>>> type(pi)
<type 'float'>
```

**✓ Operators and Operands – **The operators +, -, *, / and ** are used to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and exponentiation.

```
>>> minute = 59
>>> minute/60
0
>>> minute/60.0
0.98333333333333328
```

**✓ Order of Operations**

```
#Parentheses have the highest precedence
>>> 2 * (3-1)
4
>>> (1+1)**(5-2)
8
#Exponentiation has the next highest precedence
>>> 2**1+1
3
>>> 3*1**3
3
#Multiplication and Division have the same precedence, which is higher than
Addition and Subtraction
>>> 2*3-1
5
>>> 6+4/2
8
#Operators with the same precedence are evaluated from left to right (except expo nentiation)
>>> degrees / 2 * pi
>>> degrees / 2 / pi
```

**✓ String Operations**

```
>>> first = 'ahilan'
>>> second = 'kana'
>>> print first + second
ahilankana
>>> 'ahilan'*3
ahilanahilanahilan
```

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