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Python Python Basics Functions and Looping Returning Values

jordan GERMINARO
jordan GERMINARO
281 Points

i tryed to add input questions for the 2 varibles but it didnt work ..

def split_check(total,num_of_ppl): cost_per_person = total / num_of_ppl return cost_per_person

total = input("what was the total of the check?") num_of_ppl = input("how many ppl are contributing?")

amount_due = split_check(total,num_of_ppl) print ("each person owes $()".format(amount_due))

just curious why this doesnt work... thank you

1 Answer

input returns a string so these values will have to be converted to numbers prior to passing them to the split_check function where division is performed. You see this conversion in the video with the float and int methods.

total = float(input("what was the total of the check?"))

and

num_of_ppl = int(input("how many ppl are contributing?"))
jordan GERMINARO
jordan GERMINARO
281 Points

Face Palm I remember now than you