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Explain creating a function in PHP.

In PHP, you can create a function by defining it using the function keyword followed by the function name, a set of parentheses that may contain parameter variables, and a set of curly braces that enclose the code block that defines what the function does.

An example of a simple PHP function that takes two parameters and returns their sum:

function sum($a, $b) {
   $result = $a + $b;
   return $result;

In this example, we define a function named sum that takes two parameters $a and $b. The function calculates the sum of $a and $b and assigns it to a variable called $result. Finally, the function returns the value of $result using the return statement.

Once you have defined a function in PHP, you can call it from other parts of your code as many times as you need.

An example of how you can call the sum function from another part of your PHP code:

$total = sum(5, 10);
echo "The sum of 5 and 10 is " . $total;

In this example, we call the sum function with two arguments, 5 and 10. The function returns the sum of these two values, which is then assigned to a variable called $total. Finally, we use the echo statement to display a message on the screen that includes the value of $total.

When creating functions in PHP, it’s important to give them descriptive and meaningful names that reflect what the function does. It’s also important to make sure that the function is properly documented using comments so that other developers who use your code can understand how to use your function correctly.