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Python Python Basics Functions and Looping While Loops

David Super
David Super
3,138 Points

is attempt_count a function?


I do not understand how attempt_count works. It seems to me from the video like it is a simple variable but apparently it isn't.

In other terms, from what function does the system know to count the number of attempts ?

Thanks in advance!


1 Answer

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 68,029 Points

You are correct that attempt_count is a simple variable that points to an integer value. In each loop the integer is incremented by 1. In the code, the maximum number of attempts is hard coded to 3 in the if statement.

Post back if you need more help. Good luck!!!