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Python Functions, Packing, and Unpacking Getting Info In and Out of Functions Functions with Arguments and Returns

avery koon
avery koon
5,316 Points

Code editor not correctly validating python code

Hey guys,

I’ve entered a number of correct answers to this question but it’s prompting me to recheck work stating it’s invalid. The exercise is just asking to make a function that returns “hello “ along with a name, but it continues to bomb out. My answers have been:

def hello_student(name): mess = print(“Hello “ +name) return mess

def hello_student(name): print(“Hello “+name)

def hello_student(name): print(f”Hello {name}”)

Each followed by hello_student(“Timmy”) in any editor i know and they all print out “Hello Timmy” or anything i assign to in the editor. Feel free to respond/update in the comments. Thanks in advance

def hello_student(name):
    print("ello "+name)

1 Answer

Indiya Gooch
Indiya Gooch
12,050 Points

I understand where you're coming from, the challenges question confused me a little too, but when it says "return" it did literally mean return not print. It got me too. Your answers were fine, just not what it was after. Hope this helps. EI:

def hello_student(name):
    return "Hello "+ name