Python Python Basics (2015) Logic in Python Try and Except

Maryan Tuzyak
Maryan Tuzyak
1,487 Points

converting the arguments into floats

i have tried converting the top arguments into floats but not sure if doing it properly i'm assuming converting arguments to floats before adding them ,tried float() to total and add keeps telling me error in line 1
def add float((n1,n2)):
total = add(2,8)

1 Answer

Kent Åsvang
Kent Åsvang
18,813 Points

You can't convert the argument-list - instead you should consider to convert the numbers inside your function. This is how I would do it:

def add(a, b):
    return float(a+b)

# but you could also do something like this for clarity: 
def add(a, b):
    a = float(a)
    b = float(b)
    sum = a + b
    return sum

Hope this helped.