My question is the title of this. I don't understand why we would reassign the variable "meal" with the value of the meal and the tip when we can just create a new (and much less confusing) new variable like "meal_plus_tip" or something like that.
Is there some larger purpose to this? It seems really confusing for no purpose. If the "meal" variable represents the price of the meal minus tax and tip, it seems like you could use:
That seems less confusing to me, but I don't really know anything about programming, so maybe there is some reason why the other way is better?
Thanks and I hope to hear back on this topic soon!