The ternary operator, aka the conditional expression, provides a concise way to write simple conditional statements. The syntax of the ternary operator in Python is:

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x if condition else y |

This expression evaluates to `x`

if the condition is true, and `y`

otherwise. Here’s how it works:

- If the condition evaluates to
`True`

, the value of`x`

is returned. - If the condition evaluates to
`False`

, the value of`y`

is returned.

Here’s an example of how you can use the ternary operator:

x = 10

y = 20

result = “x is greater” if x > y else “y is greater”

print(result) # Output: “y is greater”