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Whitespace in Expressions and Statements

When used properly, whitespace can help group things logically and make your code easier to read. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to use whitespace effectively as well as see when you should avoid adding it to your code.

You’ll learn how to use whitespace around binary operators, if statements, function calls, iterables, and when combining multiple operators in one statement. The lesson uses examples like the one below to show you what is recommended as well as patterns to avoid:

# Recommended
y = x**2 + 5
z = (x+y) * (x-y)

# Not Recommended
y = x ** 2 + 5
z = (x + y) * (x - y)

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