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Jay Stratton3,713 Points
I'm having difficulty understanding this challenge
How can I assign a variable to be true if the variable is already assigned false?? if you cannot change the variable assigned, then how can I create an "if" statement that changes false to true without changing false?
admitted = None age = 32 if age > 13:
admitted = None if age >= 13: admitted = True else: admitted = False
You've highlighted the essential nature of variables: their value can change from time to time as a program runs. First admitted is None. Then, depending on the value of age, it will be set either to True or to False.
Fable Turas9,405 Points
Actually that 'else' block is not necessary in this scenario. Since 'admitted' starts with a value of None which is falsey by nature. You only need the 'if' portion of the block which changes 'admitted' to True only when 'age' passes the conditional test. If 'age' fails the conditional test, 'admitted' would still be equal to None which would evaluate as False in a conditional test set against it.