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Python Python Basics Functions and Looping Create a Function

Not storing total in result

I think the answer to this question is very simple but everything I am trying is not working.

squaring.py
def square(number):
    total = (number * number) 
    return total

result = 

square(3)
Jeff Muday
Jeff Muday
Treehouse Moderator 28,715 Points

Python does not have as much flexibility as other languages on "whitespace"... so, if just put result and square(3) on the same line, and it will work.

result = square(3)

1 Answer

To store the value of the func call, you have to store the func call just as you would any other variable value.

if True:
    result = square(3)
else:
    pass