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Hello,

I am trying to understand what's wrong with below code.

In the terminal it gives error "random_num" is not defined, meaning that It can't find variable random num, but it's been generated in the first function and to make sure I even displayed it by .format(random_num):

Guess a number between 1 and 10: 2 Traceback (most recent call last): File "random_game.py", line 29, in <module> main_body() File "random_game.py", line 21, in main_body if player_input == random_num: NameError: global name 'random_num' is not defined

Below works if number generating process taken out of number_generator() function. But why?

```def number_generator():
import random

# generate a random number betwee 1 and 10
random_num = random.randint(1, 10)
print("......")
print("Random number has been generated.{}".format(random_num))
print("......")

def main_body():
#introduction
print("Hello, this is a Random Number Guessing Game. You will have 10 tries to guess a random number in range from 1 to 10.")
number_generator()
number_of_tries = 10
while number_of_tries > 0:
# get a number guess from the player
player_input = int(input("Guest a number between 1 and 10: "))
# compare guess to secret number
if player_input == random_num:
print("You selected {} and computer also selected {} - Congrats!".format(player_input, random_num))
break
else:
number_of_tries = number_of_tries - 1
print("Wrong! You now have {} tries left.".format(number_of_tries))
else:
print("You've lost! No tries left. ")
#calling the function
main_body()
``` 