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# Could someone help with this basic program?

```def us_to_bps(usd):
usd = input("How much would you like to convert?")
amount = usd * 0.60
print("{} US Dollars is equal to {} British pound sterling.".format(usd,amount))

def user_input():
usd = input("How much would you like to convert?")
us_to_bps(usd)
```

This is a basic currency converter but it does not print anything when I run it. I would appreciate it if someone could help.

Hi Jay, you've defined some functions but you haven't called them.

To call the function after you've defined it write the function name:

```us_to_bps()
```

You had a couple of syntax issues too, and you'll need to convert the usd string to an integer in order to multiply it.

Try something like this:

```def us_to_bps():
usd = input("How much would you like to convert?")
amount = int(usd) * 0.60
print("{} US Dollars is equal to {} British pound sterling.".format(usd,amount))

us_to_bps()
```

Thank you.

Do you know why my code doesn't output anything? If so could you explain?

Your original code doesn't output anything as you didn't call either of the functions you created. Have you got it working with the code I suggested?

The key to having it run is the last line `us_to_bps()` which runs the us_to_bps function.

Your code works perfectly. I would like to know why this doesn't work.

```def us_to_bps(usd):
usd = input("How much would you like to convert?")
amount = usd * 0.60
print("{} US Dollars is equal to {} British pound sterling.".format(usd,amount))

us_to_bps(usd)
```

It comes out with this error whenever I run it:

python converter.py
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "converter.py", line 6, in <module>
us_to_bps(usd)
NameError: name 'usd' is not defined

```us_to_bps(usd)
```

The brackets are used to pass in arguments for a function, for your function you don't need any arguments as `usd` is set within the function itself.

Take out the `usd` arguement from the brackets when you define and call `us_to_bps()` and it should run fine.

You'll also need to convert the `usd` value that you set in the function to an integer otherwise you'll get another error when you try to multiply using it.

Okay thank you so much for your help.