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# I've added 1 point to the initialScore and assigned it to a constant called totalScore but it isn't correct

Shouldn't this be correct?

If I'm adding +1 to the initialScore and assigning the result of that operation to the totalScore, wouldn't it simply be var totalScore = initialScore + 1 ?

I tried var totalScore = initialScore so that the values would be the same but that didn't work either.

operators2.swift
```// Enter your code below

var initialScore = 8
initialScore = initialScore + 1

var totalScore = initialScore + 1
```

STAFF

Hi there! There are a few things going on here, but most of them are to do with following the instructions of the challenge. First, the challenge explicitly states that `totalScore` should be declared as a constant. Secondly, you're supposed to be using the increment operator. Third, when this code ends `initialScore` and `totalScore` should have the same value. Your code will have initialScore set to 9 and totalScore set to 10.

Take a look:

```// Enter your code below
var initialScore = 8
let totalScore = ++initialScore
```

This will increment `initialScore` (which changes the value) and then assign it back into `totalScore`. So initialScore will be 9 and then that 9 will be assigned to total score. It's important to note that you can not use the post-increment operator here. You cannot do `let totalScore = initialScore++`. That would assign the value of 8 into totalScore and then increment the value of `initialScore` to 9.

It also feels important to point out that these post and pre increment and decrement operators have been deprecated in Swift 3.

Hope this helps!

Thanks so much Jennifer!

I still need to get used to the terminology lol And I've noticed I tend to learn better by being able to ask questions and get clarifications. Thanks so much for being patient and explaining it all so well!