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Python Python Basics (2015) Logic in Python Product

Not sure why my code for the product challenge isn't working

I can't figure out why I keep getting a bummer answer for this one. Could someone please give me a hint?

product.py
def product(5, cats):
    return 5 * cats

2 Answers

Hi Amy,

When defining functions, arguments should be variables/placeholders instead of just plain value.

def product(arg_1, arg_2):

Reflect on: how will you be able to call the function if there's nowhere you can place it arguments?

If you want to have a default value, to an argument, you can do:

def product(cats, cat_food=5):

That way you can call it either:

>>> product(4,3)
12

or

>>> product(4)
20

Hope this helps. :blush:

Damien Watson
Damien Watson
27,419 Points

Hi Amy, really close, you need to pass in two variables, not one and a number.

It should work if you tweak it to be like this:

def product(number_1, cats):
    return number_1 * cats