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Python Python Basics Functions and Looping Create a Function

how do you Create a function named square. It should define a single parameter named number.

squaring.py
def square(number):

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,920 Points

You're good so far, but that's only half of the instructions. The rest say "In the body of the function, return the square of the value that was passed in."

So now add your function body beneath the declaration line to complete the challenge.

MightyIronElf 14
MightyIronElf 14
1,603 Points

But how do I add the rest of the function body? After typing my answer: number = (5) def square(number): return number *5 It keeps telling me my math is wrong and I have no idea what is wrong.

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,920 Points

A function body is created by adding one or more lines following the "def" line that are all indented. These lines should contain the code you want the function to perform. For the function to have a value the last line of the body should be a "return" statement.

You will also want the function to be able to work with any given number, so be sure not to use any constant values in the function code.

You might want to take another look at the code examples in the Functions and Returning Values videos.