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# Summary

### If Operations

While Booleans maybe didn't seem that important before, they can be really useful in constructs called If Statements. If Statements allow you to establish instructions throughout your code; they create decision points so that a block of code is only executed if a certain condition is true. This is a flowchart of what happens in your code that contains an If Statement. Notice how it can execute two different paths, depending on whether a condition is true or false.

If Statements usually contain a conditional statement that can be evaluated as either True or False (Booleans!). There are six main operators used in the conditional parts of if statements:

>

<

>=

<=

!=

==

Greater than

Less than

Less than or equal to

Greater than or equal to

Not equal to

Equal to

Let's try a simple example:

1 age = 16

2 if age >= 18: # Here ">=" means greater than or equal to

3     print("You are eligible to vote in the United States")

4 if age < 18: # Here "<" means less than

5     print("Sorry you cannot vote (yet)!")

Can you predict the output of the above code? Type it below to check your answer!

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