# Increase a number by 50 instead of 1 using the increment operator

Increase a number by 50 instead of 1 using the increment operator

I am trying to increase a number using the increment `++`

operator. But I don’t want to add 1 every time the function executes. I need the number to raise by 50 each time the function executes. How do I do this?

I get an error when I try

```
x++y(x base number, y is 50) or x++50
```

## solution

You can’t change how much `++`

will increment a number.

However, you could use `x += 50`

which is shorthand for `x = x + 50`

.