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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.
# EXAMPLES # squared(5) would return 25 # squared("2") would return 4 # squared("tim") would return "timtimtim" def squared(the_int): try: if the_int == int(the_int): return the_int ** 2 except ValueError: return len(the_int) * the_int
Ari Misha19,286 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): try: args = int(args) return(args ** 2) except: return(args * len(args))