Python Variables and Data Types

What is a variable in Python? You can think of a variable as a container that stores some value. That value could be a number or a string, which is a sequence of characters. You can think of a variable as the mailbox and the value as the letter, as shown in the illustration below.

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The mailbox stores the letter, just as a variable stores the value. When you have a variable assigned to a value, that is known…