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Python Python Basics Functions and Looping Create a Function

Gavin Asemota
Gavin Asemota
Courses Plus Student 218 Points

I'm totally lost on how to come up with the equation.

How does one even begin to do this

def square(number):
    number = (number) * (number)
    return = 

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,644 Points

You're pretty close there, and your "equation" line is OK.

But you didn't finish that last line (and it doesn't need an assignment operator):

    return number