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I don't know where is my syntax!!

My code is below

answer = randit(1,10)
guess_nubmer=int(input("what's your guess? "))
while True:
  if guess_number > answer:
    print("Your guess is bigger")
  elif guess_number > answer:
    print("Your guess is smaller")
    print("Got it!The answer is exactly {}".format(answer))

when I try to run it on Workspace, this is the result:

File "number_game.py", line 12

SyntaxError: invalid syntax

I really don't know what is wrong. Can anyone help me?

3 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,608 Points

It's extremely difficult to diagnose unformatted Python.

See the Markdown Cheatsheet below the "Add an Answer" area for instuctions on code formatting. :arrow_heading_down:

But just guessing, your break statement might not be indented correctly. It should line up with the print statement above it, and both should be indented more than the else statement above them.

For the most complete and accurate answers, always show your properly formatted code and also provide a link to the course page.

Kenneth Love
Kenneth Love
Treehouse Guest Teacher

I'm not sure why it's complaining about break but you definitely have a spelling mismatch (guess_nubmer vs guess_number and you're comparing > both times.

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,608 Points

Much better to see with the formatting!

Now that I can see the indentation, break looks okay. But I see a few other things:

  • you wrote "guess_nubmer" instead of "guess_number" when you created the variable (as Kenneth pointed out)
  • you wrote "randit" instead of "randint" on the first line
  • you don't seem to have imported the randint function

Also, what looks like an exclamation point (!) in the last print statement is some fancy Unicode character according to my editor. It could also cause some problems.