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# I got the sillycase challenge to work but the checker is not recognizing that the challenge works.

input_word = input("Type in a word:")

def sillycase(input_word): for x in input_word: return input_word

get_length = len(input_word) word_length = int(get_length) half_of_word = word_length//2 first_half_of_word = input_word[0:half_of_word] second_half_of_word = input_word[half_of_word:-1] last_letter = input_word[-1]

first_half_of_word_as_string = "".join(first_half_of_word) second_half_of_word_as_string = "".join(second_half_of_word) last_letter_as_string = "".join(last_letter)

convert_to_lowercase = first_half_of_word_as_string.lower() convert_to_uppercase = second_half_of_word_as_string.upper() convert_to_uppercase_final = last_letter_as_string.upper()

full_word = convert_to_lowercase + convert_to_uppercase + convert_to_uppercase_final

print(full_word)

sillycase.py
```input_word = input("Type in a word:")

def sillycase(input_word):
for x in input_word:
return input_word

get_length = len(input_word)
word_length = int(get_length)
half_of_word = word_length//2
first_half_of_word = input_word[0:half_of_word]
second_half_of_word = input_word[half_of_word:-1]
last_letter = input_word[-1]

first_half_of_word_as_string = "".join(first_half_of_word)
second_half_of_word_as_string = "".join(second_half_of_word)
last_letter_as_string = "".join(last_letter)

convert_to_lowercase = first_half_of_word_as_string.lower()
convert_to_uppercase = second_half_of_word_as_string.upper()
convert_to_uppercase_final = last_letter_as_string.upper()

full_word = convert_to_lowercase + convert_to_uppercase + convert_to_uppercase_final

print(full_word)
```

PLUS

Hi lilysu3,

I'm just going to put this out there for you.

```def sillycase(word):
# get word midpoint for slice index with floor division operator - saves doing calulation twice
midpoint = len(word)//2

# create first half of 'new' word - word slice converted to lowercase
first_half = word[:midpoint].lower()

# create second half of 'new' word - word slice converted to uppercase
second_half = word[midpoint:].upper()

# return 'new' sillycase word by using string concatenation to join two word halves
return first_half + second_half
```

If you wanted to make it brief you could try something like:

```def sillycase(word):
return word[:len(word)//2].lower() + word[len(word)//2:].upper()
```

But it's not as easy to understand or nice to read for that matter!

Keep at it, and happy coding!
Dave