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Python Python Basics Functions and Looping Create a Function

Devan Laton
Devan Laton
502 Points

i don't understand why this isn't working

It's telling me that name 'number' is not defined. i know the error is on line 3 but i don't know what to do to fix it

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

1 Answer

Heidi Fryzell
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Heidi Fryzell
Front End Web Development Treehouse Moderator 25,178 Points

Hi Micah,

The issue is on line 3.

You are are assigning the result of running the function to the result but when you are calling result you are passing in "number" as an argument and you need to pass in an actual number.

result = square(8)

If you use a number as an argument it should work.

Happy Coding!