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Python Technical Interview Prep: Python Basics Basic Python How Do You Like Them Apples

Noor Hafiza Binti Ibrahim
Noor Hafiza Binti Ibrahim
11,712 Points

Bummer: Uh oh, I didn't get the correct value returned. It should have been 50. Instead, it was 150

Your function will need to complete the math operation and return the result. example: mathy('divide', 15, 5) return 3

# enter your code below
def mathy(a, b, c):
    add = b + c
    return add

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 67,977 Points

Hey Noor Hafiza Binti Ibrahim, the first parameter receives a string argument that is the name of a math operator. The function returns the result of this operator used between b and c.

An if/elif/else statement works well here to match the operator string. The body of each code block could simply be returning the result of the math operation being applied. For example

if a == divide:
    return b / c
elif ....

Post back if you need more help. Good luck!!!