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# Challenge Error - Task 1 is not passing

I am getting error that task 1 is not passing. What is this error?

even.py
```import random
start = 5
while start:
N = random.randint(1,99)
if even_odd(N):
print("{} is even".format(N))
else:
print("{} is odd".format(N))
start=start - 1

def even_odd(num):
# If % 2 is 0, the number is even.
# Since 0 is falsey, we have to invert it with not.
return not num % 2
```

STAFF

Hi there, Uday! First, you're doing terrific. Your syntax and logic are pretty spot on, but it's your ordering that's a bit off. You were meant to write that `while` loop below the definition of the `even_odd` function. If you try running your code as it is now, through step 1, you will get back this:

Bummer! name 'even_odd' is not defined

You've run into the most common reason for getting a "Task 1 is no longer passing" and it is due to a syntax error. When this happens, your code can no longer be interpreted at all, thus invalidating all code there.

In this case, you're trying to use the `even_odd` function in the `while` loop, but that function isn't defined until after the loop. Try moving your `even_odd` function back to the top of the file. When I do this, your code passes all steps.

Hope this helps!

Jennifer Nordell ...Thanks...I am used to MATLAB....I used ordering pattern like MATLAB....Now I got it...Thanks again..