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Python Python Basics (2015) Logic in Python Try and Except

Lalit Aditya
Lalit Aditya
400 Points

I need you to make a new function, add. add should take two arguments, add them together, and return the total.

What is the mistake in my code?

def add(num1, num2):
    return num1+num2
total= add(3, 4)

1 Answer

Jennifer Nordell
Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

Hi there! You are doing fine, but you added some extra things to the code. The third line total = num1 + num2. Will cause a syntax error. The variables num1 and num2 are defined only in the function and not available outside the function. But your actual function definition and the code in it is just fine. Simply removing the last 2 lines of your code causes this to pass Step 1 of the challenge.

Hope this helps! :sparkles: