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Python Python Basics Functions and Looping Create a Function

I can't define result in the problem. thought I did define it a result=(number * number)

squaring.py
def square(number):
    result = number * number
    return result
square(5)
print("result")

1 Answer

Mark Sebeck
MOD
Mark Sebeck
Treehouse Moderator 33,545 Points

hi Shaylee. Yes you have result in your square function. but remember scope. Variables inside a function are not known outside the function. So you can use a new result variable and set it to the return value from you function call.

So Simply

result = square(5)

but don't pass 5 to square. Make sure to read the instructions for the actual value to pass in.

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