Solution 1

``````change_me = 2

# Use the shorthand to multiply change_me by 3 and store the result in change_me
change_me *= 3 # 6

# Now add 10 to change_me
change_me += 10 # 16

# Subtract 4 from change_me
change_me -=4 # 12

# Divide change_me by 2
change_me /= 2 # 6``````

# Using the shorthand

Experienced programmers tend to try and type as little as possible to accomplish their goals (so long as it is readable).

As a result, it's important for you to be familiar with and use the shorthand for when you have a variable and you are performing a math operation on itself!

`var += 1 is shorthand for var = var + 1`
`var -= 3 is shorthand for var = var - 3`
`var *= 5 is shorthand for var = var * 5`
`var /= 2 is shorthand for var = var / 2`

Use this shorthand to follow the steps in the comments to perform the math operations on the variable 'change_me'.

### Test Cases

test shorthand -

``````def test_shorthand():
assert change_me == 6``````
change_me = 2 # Use the shorthand to multiply change_me by 3 and store the result in change_me # Now add 10 to change_me # Subtract 4 from change_me # Divide change_me by 2