# PlusConcatenatesNumbersDRAFT

Given a string and a number, one can use the plus operator
to concatenate the two into a string.
For example `"1 + 2 = " + 3`

will evaluate to `"1 + 2 = 3"`

.

The plus operator can concatenate strings and numbers

## CorrectionHere is what's right.

In Python, the `+`

operator is overloaded.
The arithmetic plus operator adds two numbers (e.g., `1 + 2`

).
The concatenation operator concatenates two sequences
(e.g., the two strings `"Hello" + "World"`

).

However, Python does not have a plus operator
that concatenates a *string* and a *number*.
To concatenate a string and a number,
one can convert the number to a string using `str()`

,
and then concatenate the two strings:

```
text = "The answer is "
number = 42
print(text + str(number))
```

The resulting expression tree looks as follows.
While the variable `number`

contains a number,
the `str()`

function converts that into the corresponding string.
The plus operator then can simply concatenate two strings.

## ValueHow can you build on this misconception?

In other languages, for example in Java, the plus operator can indeed concatenate strings and numbers.