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In the body of the function, return

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

In the body of the function, return the square of the value that was passed in.

(A *square is the value multiplied by itself. eg: The square of 5 is 25. 25 = 5 x 5)*

hi, Im working in python and I manage to get the result in many different ways but the program doesn't accept my answer.

def square(number): return number ** 2

choose_number = 5 result = square(choose_number)

print("The double of", choose_number, " is ", result)


def square(number): return number ** 2

choose_number = int(input("pick a number: ")) result = square(choose_number)

print("The Square of", choose_number, " is ", result)

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
230,248 Points

Always use Markdown formatting to preserve posted code's appearance, particularly indentation which is crucial in Python.

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Steven Parker
Steven Parker
230,248 Points

It's not clear what course and lesson you are referring to. But I seem to recall a code challenge that asked you to write a function to square a number, and then to call that function and assign the value to a variable.

But if I'm remembering correctly, it did not ask for anything to be input or printed. It's important in challenges to do only what the instructions ask for to avoid confusing the checking mechanism.

If that's not the problem, please post a link to the course page you are working with (and fix the code formatting).