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# Inverse Number Game - Ending the while loop after the 3rd Guess

I can't figure out how to not display the "higher or lower" question after the 3rd guess. This question is unnecessary after the 3rd guess because there will not be a 4th guess to apply this knowledge.

```guesses = []
range_low = 1
range_high = 10

while len(guesses) < 3:
while True:
guess = random.randint(range_low,range_high)
if guess in guesses:
continue
else:
break
guesses.append(guess)
guess_yes_no = input("Is your secret number {}? Y/n: ".format(guess))
if guess_yes_no == "y":
print("Wow! I got it! I'm a genius!")
break
else:
guess_feedback = input("Higher or lower?: ")
if guess_feedback == "higher":
range_low = guess
else:
range_high = guess
```

Hi Jim,

You want to change your if-else statement to an if-elif that checks the number of guesses again before asking the follow up question. Although, you are running a check for number of guesses when you start your while loop, you must check it again in your if-else statement, because you are appending the current guess in the middle of the loop and so it isn't accounted for until the loop starts up again.

```if guess_yes_no == "y":
print("Wow! I got it! I'm a genius!")
break
elif len(guesses) < 3:
guess_feedback = input("Higher or lower?: ")
if guess_feedback == "higher":
range_low = guess
else:
range_high = guess
```

I hope this helps.

Yes, of course! Thank you!