# Chapter 5: Formatted printing

As we are already familiar with variables, there is a useful modification within the print format, to e.g. print out variables together with some annotion in a more convenient, “natural” way:

```
print(f"some description: {variable} more description")
```

- simply take your text or annotation, but put a “f” infront of the quotation marks, and
- where you want to use the value of a certain variable in this text, just plug-in that variable sourrounded by
`{}`

- you can even do some calculations with the brackets

```
# default print:
a = 8
b = 12
print("a:", a, "b:", b) # a lot of commas :(
```

`a: 8 b: 12`

```
# formatted print command:
print(f"Groupd A has {a} members, Groupd B has {b}.")
```

`Groupd A has 8 members, Groupd B has 12.`

```
# formatted print command with calculation:
print(f"In total we have {a+b} participants")
```

`In total we have 20 participants`