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Python Python Basics (2015) Python for Beginners Correct errors

Communication Error for errors.py code challenge in Python Basics.


there seems to be something wrong with this part of the code challenge.

my code fix seems correct but treehouse pops up a message saying "Communication Error."


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

print("Thanks for playing along!")
Pete P
Pete P
7,613 Points

Doesn't seem like a python issue. Your code worked out fine when I tried it.

1 Answer

Viraj Deshaval
Viraj Deshaval
4,874 Points

Its not working because you need to create a name variable i.e. name = "Matthew" and remove the quote marks from print("name")

Pete P
Pete P
7,613 Points

It's kind of assumed you will do that. However, you don't have to do that to pass the challenge. His code passed the challenge just fine for me when I ran it.