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Python Python Basics (2015) Number Game App Squared

Issue with return

It says that the function returns wrong answer but I can't get it to return faulty data

# squared(5) would return 25
# squared("2") would return 4
# squared("tim") would return "timtimtim"

def squared(arg):
        return arg * arg
        return arg * len(arg)

1 Answer

Hi Alexander,

Currently, your code does not produce the expected result for inputs like "2" or "159" -- it reads these as strings. You currently only write int(arg) which is not reassigning the parameter arg as an int. Try arg = int(arg) and see if that works!