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Python Python Basics Functions and Looping Returning Values

Can your variables outside of the function have the same name as the parameters of the function?

def split_check(total, numb_people): return math.ceil(total/ numb_people)

total = float(input("What is the total?: ")) numb_people = int(input("How many people?: "))

Am I allowed to do this? Is this against propper format? If not why didnt craig do this?

1 Answer

John Sns
John Sns
4,015 Points

Yes, it can be used that way. The only difference is readability. It's easier to keep track of different variables for humans if they have different names. And he also probably did that to not confuse beginners.