Python Python Basics (2015) Number Game App Squared

Maor Beeri
Maor Beeri
2,154 Points

got a problem

I get this message error and don't know what to do :( need someone's assistance

squared.py
# EXAMPLES
# squared(5) would return 25
# squared("2") would return 4
# squared("tim") would return "timtimtim"
def squared (x):
    try:
       num = int(x)
    except ValueError:
        return num * len(num)
    else:
        return num*num

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
155,426 Points

You're very close! But when the exception occurs, the variable "num" does not get assigned. So the code in the exception block should work with argument "x" directly instead.

Maor Beeri
Maor Beeri
2,154 Points

oh now I understand thanks a lot!

Dave StSomeWhere
Dave StSomeWhere
19,221 Points

Double check what you are doing to handle the exception and pay attention to the bummer error message, it is telling you the issue.