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Python Python Basics Functions and Looping Create a Function

challenge task 1 of 2

squaring.py
def square (number):
    return number * number
result = square ("number")
print(result)

Not sure what is wrong? help!

you have a small error, use this instead... i changed "number" to "5", hope this helps :)

def square (number): return number * number result = square ("5") print(result)

thank you so much

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
215,939 Points

The instructions say "call your new function and pass it the argument 3.", but this code is passing the string "number" instead.

Change the argument to  3  to pass the challenge.