Hi all,

I'm learning programming at the moment but my maths has never been great. They often use statements but they keep using one which I cannot get my head around which could for examlpe be:

x=3

x=x*17

What i don't understand is if you sub in 3 for x in the 2nd statement then the statement would read:

3=3*17

How is that possible that 3 can be equal to a number other than 3? It doesn't make sense to me at all???

Really appreciate any help.

Thanks