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Python Python Basics (2015) Letter Game App Even or Odd Loop

Not sure what's wrong with my even_odd script

Why does this not pass the challenge?

import random

start = 5

def even_odd(num):
    # If % 2 is 0, the number is even.
    # Since 0 is falsey, we have to invert it with not.
    return not num % 2

while start not 0:
  numb = random.randint(1, 99)
  if even_odd(numb):
    print("{} is even".format(numb))
    print("{} is odd".format(numb))
  start -= 1

3 Answers

Hi Avery,

start not 0 is invalid syntax.

# You'd either need to do
while start > 0
# or
while start != 0

Ohhh ok. In times like these I wish I could actually see the error output. "Bummer, try again" isn't very helpful for spotting mistakes like this.

If you change

while start not 0:


while start > 0:

then you're good to go. It's just a syntax error. The rest of the code is super duper.