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Python Python Basics (2015) Logic in Python Try and Except

i cant seem to get the float function

the float function in python doesn't work for strings.

def add(num1, num2):
    return.float(num1 + num2)

2 Answers

james south
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james south
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right now you are calling float as a method on return, which doesn't work. they want you to convert to float before returning, so in the line above your return, which can still just be num1 + num2, cast each to a float - like a = float(a).

thanks much

Chris Grazioli
Chris Grazioli
31,225 Points

try something like :

return float(num1+num2)