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# Intro to number game for python. why else: doesn't run in my program?

I did mine differently than what the video showed. It would run but if I ran out of guesses then my else statement within my while loop doesn't get triggered. I want this else statement to get triggered so that it can call a function to tell the player they just lost and if they want to play again. I guess this is due to my elif stament right above it, but I don't know how else to qualify it.

https://gist.github.com/f8dd8f45dab3a2a7d9fe7ee

```import random

def you_lose():
again = input("""sorry you ran out of chances.
type [y] play again [n] to quit.""")

if again.lower() == "y":
game()
else:
print("better luck next time")

def game():
chosen_num = random.randint(1, 10)
chances = 5
while chances > 0:
guess = int(input("Please enter a guess: "))
if guess == chosen_num:
print("you got it right")
play_again = input("you wanna play again buddy y/n?")
if play_again.lower() == "y":
game()
else:
print("Have a fabulous day")

break

elif guess != chosen_num and chances > 0:
chances -= 1
print("You have {} guess left.".format(chances))
if guess < chosen_num:
elif guess > chosen_num:
else:
you_lose()

game()```
```

That github link doesn't seem to work and Python really needs to be formatted to be readable.

Use the instructions for code formatting in the Markdown Cheatsheet pop-up below the "Add an Answer" area.   Or watch this video on code formatting.

Even without proper formatting the ampersand (&) stands out in the "elif" line.

In Python, the logical AND operator is simply the word "and".

Hi Steven, I changed the ampersand sign out. I'm still getting the same result. If I can't guess the correctly within 5 chances it suddenly just stop. So I guess my question is why doesn't it get to the else statement right after this elif statement.

Hi Steven, so I got it to worked. I basicly moved all the code from the you_lose functions into the last else: block. So the problem was basicly calling on the you_lose function.

Here is my updated codes. import random

```def you_lose():
again = input("""sorry you ran out of chances.
type [y] play again [n] to quit.""")

if again.lower() == "y":
game()
else:
print("better luck next time")

def game():
chosen_num = random.randint(1, 10)
chances = 5
while chances > 0:
try:
guess = int(input("Please enter a guess: "))
except ValueError:
print("{} isn't a number!".format(guess))
if guess == chosen_num:
print("you got it right")
play_again = input("""you wanna play again?...
you bedraggled indegene y/n?""")
if play_again.lower() == "y":
game()
else:
print("Have a bereft day!")

break

elif guess != chosen_num and chances > 0:
chances -= 1
print("You have {} guess left.".format(chances))
if guess < chosen_num:
elif guess > chosen_num:
###else:
##you_lose()

else:
again = input("""Hey my doughty friend...you're out of chances....
type [y] play again [n] to quit.""")

if again.lower() == "y":
game()
else:
print("Better luck next time.. epigone!")
game()```
```

Much better on the formatting! But be sure to put that last set of 3 back-ticks on their own line.

And congrats on the resolution.

Hi I still don't understand why I couldn't call the you close() function

```######1st attempt and lose function couldn't get called####
##else:
##you_lose()

#####2nd attempt moving everything from you_lose() function down to the else: statement

##else:
again = input("""Hey my doughty friend...you're out of chances....
type [y] play again [n] to quit.""")

if again.lower() == "y":
game()
else:
print("Better luck next time.. epigone!")
```

I'm not sure why you had difficulty. If I remove the comments and activate the function, it seems to work as expected:

```import random

def you_lose():
again = input("""sorry you ran out of chances.
type [y] play again [n] to quit.""")
# <-- code in between omitted for brevity -->
elif guess > chosen_num: