Navigating Code Waters for Treasured Returns Functions can return values: there I said it. When we looked at functions previously, those functions just echoed some string. Although that is one use of a function, functions are more powerful than simply echoing out statements. We can use functions to do something and then return a calculated value to us. That value can then be echoed out or assigned to a variable. To return a value, you will use the return keyword inside of your function. Make sure that the return statement is the last statement inside of your function since PHP will exit the function after the return statement is executed. Let’s look at a