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Python Python Basics Functions and Looping Create a Function

I am having a hard time storing the value of the squared number as a result.

If anyone can show me a fast way to write this correctly I would really appreciate it

squaring.py
def square(num):
    print (num * num)

Thank you for the responses. I figured out that I wasn’t storing the square of 3 as a result after passing in the arguement.

2 Answers

You need to return, not print.

print just prints data onto the screen, but return allows you to return the data for further processing.

The challenge specifies the parameter name is "number" but I think it works either way.

def square(number):
    return (number * number)