# JavaScript Operators

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= is used to assign values.

+ is used to add values.

The assignment operator = is used to assign values to JavaScript variables.

The arithmetic operator + is used to add values together.

 y=5;z=2;x=y+z;

The value of x, after the execution of the statements above is 7.

## JavaScript Arithmetic Operators

Arithmetic operators are used to perform arithmetic between variables and/or values.

Given that y=5, the table below explains the arithmetic operators:

Operator Description Example Result
- Subtraction x=y-2 x=3 y=5
* Multiplication x=y*2 x=10 y=5
/ Division x=y/2 x=2.5 y=5
% Modulus (division remainder) x=y%2 x=1 y=5
++ Increment x=++y x=6 y=6
x=y++ x=5 y=6
-- Decrement x=--y x=4 y=4
x=y-- x=5 y=4

## JavaScript Assignment Operators

Assignment operators are used to assign values to JavaScript variables.

Given that x=10 and y=5, the table below explains the assignment operators:

Operator Example Same As Result
= x=y   x=5
+= x+=y x=x+y x=15
-= x-=y x=x-y x=5
*= x*=y x=x*y x=50
/= x/=y x=x/y x=2
%= x%=y x=x%y x=0

## The + Operator Used on Strings

The + operator can also be used to add string variables or text values together.

To add two or more string variables together, use the + operator.

After the execution of the statements above, the variable txt3 contains "A Good DayTo start with".

To add a space between the two strings, insert a space into one of the strings:

or insert a space into the expression:

After the execution of the statements above, the variable txt3 contains: