Chris CouchPython Web Development Techdegree Student 3,084 Points
figuring out how to start this...
Hi, in Python Basics, the problem "Create a function named square. It should define a single parameter named number. In the body of the function return the square of the value passed in." I'm having trouble understanding where to begin. I've gone back through the previous video, 'Returning Values', and still seem lost.
What I tried to do was use... "def square(number) : return math.ceil(..."
... and then I completely lose where to go from there. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
It seems that you tried to make your parameter a string by using quotations around number. What they wanted were an actual number. So a parameter is kind of like a variable that your function will use somewhere inside it to return a value. For example to square the number 5, you would take your function
def square(5) : square = 5*5
return square. by the same logic, your parameter will be a variable. so
```def square(number): square = number*number