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Python Python Basics Functions and Looping Create a Function

MightyIronElf 14
MightyIronElf 14
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How to

After writing my results it keeps telling me my math is wrong and I have no idea why.

squaring.py
number = (5)
def square(number):
    return number*5

1 Answer

Travis Alstrand
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Travis Alstrand
Data Analysis Techdegree Graduate 47,479 Points

Hey there Haley Phares! :wave:

Technically, since you've defined your number variable as 5 the math is currently correct, but it isn't quite setup to work as the instructions want us to. It wants us to return the number we passed in "squared", which means it's the whatever number we pass in multiplied by itself.

So currently, if we instead defined number as 10, it will get multiplied by 5 and return 50 instead of 10 squared, which is 100.

So we need to make sure it's setup to multiply the passed in number by itself

number = 5
def square(number):
    return number * number

I hope this makes sense!