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=title Automatically convert string to number
As we can see - in this case - Perl 6 does not care that you typed
in a string, the numeric + adds together the two numbers.
my $a = prompt "First number:";
my $b = prompt "Second number:";
my $c = $a + $b;
say "\nResult: $c";
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