Doesn't make any sense. Logic is flawed lol

Ok, this states the following:

In programming, it is common to use assignments to modify the contents of a variable. Remember that everything to the right of the equals sign is evaluated first, so we can say:

myVar = myVar + 5;

to add 5 to myVar . Since this is such a common pattern, there are operators which do both a mathematical operation and assignment in one step.

One such operator is the += operator.

That means that you’re adding 1 and it is also equal to 5? if it is 5, how can it equal 6? i’m confused lol

Your code so far

let a = 3;
let b = 17;
let c = 12;

// Only change code below this line
a = a + 12;
b = 9 + b;
c = c + 7;

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Challenge: Compound Assignment With Augmented Addition

Link to the challenge:

myVariable += 5 means "take the current value stored in myVariable, add 5, and save the result to myVariable. It means the exact same thing as myVariable = myVariable + 5.

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wow I feel dumb lol. thanks so much

It takes time to get used to all this stuff

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