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Python Python Basics Functions and Looping Raise an Exception

def suggest(product_idea): return product_idea + "inator" product_idea = input("Do you understand? ") if product_id

is this the correct code def suggest(product_idea): return product_idea + "inator" product_idea = input("Do you unde

suggestinator.py
def suggest(product_idea):
    return product_idea + "inator"
product_idea = input("Do you understand?  ")
if product_idea < 3:
    raise ValueError("Are you sure you don't get it?")

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
MOD
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 67,736 Points

Hey richarddale3, you have the parts, but they're out of order:

def suggest(product_idea):
    # in this challenge
    # the new code goes here
    return product_idea + "inator"

In this challenge check of the product_idea size has to do with it's character length and not its value. Conveniently, the builtin function len() will gives us the length of a string: len(product_idea)

if product_idea < 3:   # <--- change to use len()
    raise ValueError("Are you sure you don't get it?")

Corrected the length checking code and insert it the before the return statement to pass the challenge.

There is no need for the input() statement in this challenge. The challenge checker will exercise the code with various values for the product_idea.

Post back if you need more help. Good luck!!