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Python Python Basics (2015) Number Game App String length

I don't know why is failing

Hi to everyone,

I'm following the course and now I'm stuck with this.

I've tried it in my computer and it works perfectly, after adding something like:


after the function. So I don't know exactly why this has failed in the course challenge. Can anyone help me?

def just_right(string):
    if len(string) < 5:
        print("Your string is too short")
    elif len(string) > 5:
        print("Your string is too long")
        return True

2 Answers

Julian Gutierrez
Julian Gutierrez
19,201 Points

Ferran Espasa the challenge needs you to return the statements instead of printing them.

Thank you Julian!

The challenge wants you to return the strings, not to print the strings.

Thanks Alexander!