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Quinton Casburn15,201 Points
Having trouble understanding this question
The question is stated as follows: Set the variable product to be a multiple of the variables a and b.
I am being asked to set product to the sum of a and b because "and" signifies addition of the variables a and b. Then to set the variable product to be a multiple of that addition. The exponent value is not noted so I am assuming you are expected to make one up.
Unfortunately this code is not correct and I'm not quite sure if I am just not reading the question incorrectly or something else.
a = 6 b = 2 sum = a + b product = sum ** 2
You are indeed misunderstanding the question, specifically you have read far more into the use of the word "and" than was intended. They just want you to set
product equal to the result of multiplying
b together. In other words they just want
product to be
a multiplied with
b. Also in Ruby
** is used to raise a number to the power of something, not to multiply a number. To multiply you just use
*. Like this:
a = 6 b = 2 product = a * b