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Steve Seebart
Steve Seebart
Courses Plus Student 11,897 Points

Confused by the $pagination variable

Can someone explain how the $pagination variable works? In this snippet, it appears that the php statement ends with the semicolon after 'Pages: '; and that only the text elements are concatenated. How does php know to include the actual code in the variable?