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Python Python Basics (2015) Python for Beginners Correct errors

Mujahid Chowdhury
Mujahid Chowdhury
5,108 Points

I dont understand the question

Hi, I dont understand how to fix the followng line of code:

print(5 + "a")

I tried:

print("5 + a")

and

print("5" + "a")

Please help!

errors.py
print("Hello")
name = "Mujahid"
print(name)

print("Let's do some math!")
print("5 + a")


print("Thanks for playing along!')

6 Answers

Look at the error that this throws; you've got a badly formatted string in the last line. You need to amend the single quote to a double quote at the end of the string.

Steve.

OK - the error isn't that clear: SyntaxError: EOL while scanning string literal. That means it was midway through a string when it encountered an EOL, or end of line. So, the string wasn't terminated properly.

Amend the last line from:

print("Thanks for playing along!')

to

print("Thanks for playing along!")

I hope that fixes it for you!

Steve.

HI Mujahid,

I just changed that to print(5 + 1) and that got through. I switched the string "a" to a number so that the inside of the print parentheses was a sensible mathematical operation.

Hope that helps,

Steve.

Mujahid Chowdhury
Mujahid Chowdhury
5,108 Points

Hi Steve,

Okay I didnt know we were allowed to change the letter "a" to a integer in this exercise. Simple solution then :)

Thanks for your help

Kind Regards

Mujahid

:+1: :smile:

Mujahid Chowdhury
Mujahid Chowdhury
5,108 Points

I just tried that and it didnt work. Maybe there is something wrong with the software?

Mujahid Chowdhury
Mujahid Chowdhury
5,108 Points

This is what I done:

print("Hello")
name = "Mujahid"
print(name)

print("Let's do some math!")
print(5 + 1)


print("Thanks for playing along!')  # <- string needs surrounding with " and " 
Mujahid Chowdhury
Mujahid Chowdhury
5,108 Points

Oh I didnt see that!

Thanks again Steve

No problem! :wink: