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# Rectangle (numerical operations)

Unlike in math, in programming in general where you see a single equal sign = it means **assignment**. It means we want the value on the right-hand-side to be in the variable on the left-hand-side.

Others might say make the word/name on the left-hand-side of the = sign refer to the value that is on the right-hand-side.

In any case this is not a mathematical statement of truth not an equation, but a statement of an action.

On the next line we multiply the values in two already existing variable and assign the result to a third variable called area.

At the end we use the print function that we have already seen, to print out the results on the screen.

A simple mathematical operation.

**examples/basics/rectangle_basic.py**

width = 23 height = 17 area = width * height print(area) # 391