Ali Zalzale901 Points
i can't do this help
def square(number): Return (square)*2 number = (input("choose a number" )) square = (number)**2 print (square)
Owen Bell7,722 Points
input returns a string based on the user input. You can't apply a power raising operation to a string, so we first need to convert the data type to an integer value using the int() function. The example below works for when the user enters an integer: you could build it out further to catch floating points for int conversion by using float() before, or within int().
The function itself is currently multiplying its parameter
number by 2 instead of squaring it. As you've done outside the function body, just add one more * to the expression in the function body.
Then, you're not actually calling the function - you're just hard coding what the function should do if it were to be called. Call the function, passing in
number as an argument, and save this to a new variable. Instead of
square, I called it
number_squared below just to avoid confusion between global variable
square and function
All that sums up to:
def square(num): return num ** 2 number = int(input("Choose a number: ")) number_squared = square(number) print(number_squared)