What are variables? In programming, a variable is a named storage location that holds a value. The value can be of different types, such as numbers, text, or boolean values. The name of the variable is used to reference the value stored in that location. Variables are useful in programming because they allow you to store and manipulate data in your programs. For example, you can use a variable to store a user's name or age, perform calculations, or keep track of program state. Each data type has its own characteristics and uses, and we'll cover each one in more detail in the following topics. In Python, you create a variable by using the assignment operator (=). For example, the following code creates a variable called ' x ' and assigns it the value ' 5 ': x = 5 After this statement is executed, the value ' 5 ' is stored in the variable ' x '. You can then use the variable x in other parts of your program. How to create a variable in Python (