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Python Python Basics Functions and Looping Create a Function

Create a function named square

What I have been making wrong with these coding?: def square (number): return number *2

squaring.py
def square (number):
    return number * 2

3 Answers

Mel Rumsey
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Mel Rumsey
Treehouse Staff

Hi Victor A Hernandez Your code looks great, however, to find the square of a number, you multiply a number by itself. So you would want

return number * number

Nicely done!!

Hie Victor A Hernandez. Your code is okay but for a square of a number the number multiplies itself. this code worked for me:

def square(number): return number*number

Thank you Mel and Bernard, the code just work well.