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Python Functions, Packing, and Unpacking Getting Info In and Out of Functions Functions with Arguments and Returns

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1,143 Points

Am trying to print "Hello <name>" using function. but unable to print correct answer

As per the question, I tried to add an argument of name "name" and assigned it to a name. The function takes the name argument, and tries to print in format: 'Hello <name>' what is wrong with this?

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
230,248 Points

Please show the exact code you are submitting so we can take a look.

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1,143 Points

def hello_student(xyz): return(print ("Hello {}".format(xyz)))

name = "name" hello_student(name)

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
230,248 Points

You need Markdown formatting to display code correctly. But assuming there's no indentation errors the issue with the function is that it should just return the string and not "print" anything.

Then for task 2:

  • the variable being assigned should be "hello" instead of "name"
  • the string "name" should not appear before the function call
  • the argument needs to be enclosed in quotes
hello = hello_student("name")