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Python Python Basics (2015) Logic in Python Product

Virochaan Ravi
Virochaan Ravi
6,940 Points

Is this the right code.

I don't understand this code.

def product (a,b):
    answer = (a*b)
    return "The product {} and {} is {}".format(a,b,answer)
a = 3
b = 4
Antonio De Rose
Antonio De Rose
20,884 Points
def product (a,b):
    answer = (a*b)
    return "The product {} and {} is {}".format(a,b,answer)#what are you trying to do this line, you should only return answer
a = 3#why is this
b = 4#why is this

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
228,095 Points

You seem to be returning a string instead of the result.

The challenge says, "return the result.", but your code is creating a string that describes what the math does and then returns that string.

So all you really need for the return line is:

    return answer

And as Antonio pointed out, creating the "a" and "b" variables is not part of the challenge.