$a=2;
$a=3;
print $a+$b #arithmetic operator prints 5
print $a.$b #string operator prints 2 plus the three or 23
print $a*$b #arithmetic operator prints 6
print $a x $b #string operators prints $a $b times or 2 three times. ie 222
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$a=3;
$b="x";
$c=4;
$a*=3; #$a=$a*3; $a now equal to 9;
$a/=3; #$a=$a/3; $a (9) divided by three which equals 3;
$a+=2; #$a=$a+2; $a is now equal to 5;
$a-=2; #$a=$a-2; $a is now equal to 3;
$b x=3; #$b=$b x $3 $b is now equal to "xxx";
$b .="33"; #b=$b."33" $b is now equal to "xxx33";
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$a=1;
print $a++; #prints a as one then adds 1 to it
print $a; #now $a is 2
print ++$a; #adds one to $a and then prints its value which is now 3;
print $a--; #prints 3 then subtracts one from $a;
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