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Python Python Basics (2015) Number Game App Squared

I'm having trouble with the squared activity in python basics.

I keep getting issues with returning the right stuff. I think the problem is something to do with my if statement but I'm not sure how to fix it.

# squared(5) would return 25
# squared("2") would return 4
# squared("tim") would return "timtimtim"
def squared(the_int):
        if the_int == int(the_int):
            return the_int ** 2
    except ValueError:
        return len(the_int) * the_int

1 Answer

Ari Misha
Ari Misha
19,286 Points

Hiya Jason! You're close but you've over-complicated your own code and made it bit messy. Your code should look like this:

def squared(args):
        args = int(args)
        return(args ** 2)
        return(args * len(args)) 

Thank you!