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Python Python Basics (2015) Python for Beginners Correct errors

Abraham Yeransian
Abraham Yeransian
9,346 Points

Challenge errors.py

I can not figure out what exactly they are asking for. To fix the (5 + a) I would only have to assign a variable to "a" but that does not work.

a = name

print("Let's do some math!")
print(5 + "a")

print("Thanks for playing along!')

1 Answer

Sergii Guk
Sergii Guk
2,037 Points

Hi Abraham, You didn't fix some of the issues, and have one mistake in your code:


Here you have a mistake

a = name

'name' variable is not defined, so 'a = name' is not fixing a problem. There are two solutions:

Option 1. Add quotes before and after name, so it will be string, but not a variable


Option 2. Or you can define the variable name:

name = "Abraham"


this mistake is not fixed in your code:

print(5 + "a")

you cannot add different types to each other (integer '5' and string 'a'). So here also are two possible solutions:

Option 1. Add quotes for '5', so it will become string, not integer:

print("5" + "a")

Option 2. Define 'a' as integer variable and remove quotes for it:

a = 10
print(5 + a)


this mistake is also not fixed in your code

print("Thanks for playing along!')

string should begin and finish with the same type of quotes. And here you also have two options:

Option 1. Change quotes to following:

print("Thanks for playing along!")

Option 2. Or change quotes to following:

print('Thanks for playing along!')