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Python Python Basics All Together Now Branch and Loop

Lina Siu
Lina Siu
569 Points

I keep getting "Thank you anyways,..." and "...... all sold out" no matter what I type!(The ... means ect.)

This is my code:

TICKET_PRICE = 10 tickets_remaining = 100 while tickets_remaining >= 1: print("There are {} tickets remaining.".format(tickets_remaining)) name = input("What is your name? ") num_tickets = input("How many tickets would you like, {}? ".format(name)) num_tickets = int(num_tickets) amount_due = num_tickets * TICKET_PRICE print("The total due is ${} .".format(amount_due)) should_proceed = input("Do you want to proceed? Y/N") if should_proceed.lower == "y": print("SOLD!") tickets_remaning -= num_tickets else: print("Thank you anyways, {}".format(name)) print("Sorry the tickets are all sold out!!! :(")

First I type in Ivy as my name. When I'm at "Do you want to proceed?" I type in y and it says "Thank you anyway, Ivy" and then, even stranger, it says "Sorry the tickets are all sold out!!! :(". How can I fix this problem?

1 Answer

Try changing should_proceed.lower to should_proceed.lower() to call the method.

Without the parentheses, should_proceed.lower == "y" compares the built-in string method lower against the string "y", which will not be equal.