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Python Python Basics (2015) Logic in Python Try and Except

Can't get through last Python Basic Quiz about functions

Question: Let's make sure we're always working with floats. Convert your arguments to floats before you add them together. You can do this with the float() function.

Please help, dunno how to convert the numbers into float...

trial.py
def add(x, y):
  float(x,
  return(x + y)

add(7,8)

2 Answers

Chris Freeman
MOD
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 67,989 Points

You can create a float using the float() function

def add(x, y):
    f_x, f_y = float(x), float(y)
    return f_x + f_y

task 1 , and task 2, another way of writing the code below:

def add(x1,y1):
  sum1 = 0;

  sum1 = (float(x1) + float(y1))
  return sum1